Gardening

  1. Make a statement: Best extra large pots for indoor & outdoor plants

    Make a statement: Best extra large pots for indoor & outdoor plants
    Looking to make a statement in your home or garden? We think the best way is with an oversized statement pot and plant combo. Whether you're looking for extra large pots for outdoor plants or large decorative pots for indoor plants, our fantastic range at Flower Power has got you covered. Click here to shop all pots.   Best extra...
  2. How to promote hedge growth

    How to promote hedge growth
    You’ve planted the hedge and now you are waiting for it grow to block out those close neighbours and give you privacy. Most hedges take three to five years to form a dense screen several metres high, but there are some ways to speed up growth and also increase the density of the hedge. Want to know how to make...
  3. Plant Profile: Alocasia

    Plant Profile: Alocasia
    Alocasia is a family of foliage plants with huge appeal for both indoor and outdoor gardeners. These leafy plants wow gardeners with their large, often velvety leaves. Some are easy to find and grow while others are collector’s plants. They are plants to use for impact and drama as they form a dramatic, leafy clump. The plants have the common...
  4. New Zealand Christmas Bush: Metrosideros

    New Zealand Christmas Bush: Metrosideros
    Plants that flower with bold red blooms in early summer are often bestowed with the title of Christmas bush. As far as being red, bold and definitely summer flowering goes, Metrosideros excelsa ticks all the boxes and definitely earns the name of New Zealand Christmas bush. It is also known as pohutukawa. While this plant is native to New Zealand, species...
  5. How To Create An Australian Native Garden In 5 Steps!

    How To Create An Australian Native Garden In 5 Steps!
    Australian natives are a broad and diverse group of plants that are growing in popularity. They're stunning to look at, and you can find an Aussie native to cover just about every garden need. Scroll down for our top tips on creating a successful modern Australian native garden in Sydney! Why plant Australian natives? There are many reasons to plant...
  6. Why you should use potting mix in your pots and containers

    Why you should use potting mix in your pots and containers
    Australia is a leader in the development and manufacture of good-quality potting mixes. Potting mixes have been developed to ensure that potted plants have the best environment to grow and develop. They are used in the production of nursery plants and by home gardeners. Potting mix is manufactured from composted bark ensuring that a by-product of the timber industry is...
  7. The best native climbing plants for Sydney gardens

    The best native climbing plants for Sydney gardens
    Natives are highly popular in gardens, but there is one group that’s often overlooked – native climbing plants. Most cover vertical surfaces such as walls, fences and pergolas, but many also grow as trailing and groundcover plants. Benefits of native climbing plants for gardens include that they are evergreen, fast-growing, attractive to pollinators especially when they are in flower, and...
  8. Spring & summer annuals: Our 5 favourite flowers to plant in spring

    Spring & summer annuals: Our 5 favourite flowers to plant in spring
    Annuals are plants that grow, flower and die within a year. They are popular in gardens for adding colour and seasonal interest. Annuals are planted each year as seeds or seedlings. Seeds are sown one to two seasons before flowering time. Growing from seedling shortens the length of time between planting and flowering, so seedlings for summer flowering can be...
  9. The ultimate outdoor spring cleaning checklist for Sydney gardens

    The ultimate outdoor spring cleaning checklist for Sydney gardens
    Spring is a great time to give the house a thorough clean, but don’t stop there. It’s also an ideal time to spring clean the garden. There’s lots that can be done to refresh your garden and outdoor surfaces as well as getting your garden tools in tip-top condition. Here's an easy-to-follow outdoor spring cleaning checklist with our top tips...
  10. Gardening 101: The importance of plant labels

    Gardening 101: The importance of plant labels
    When you buy a plant from a Flower Power Garden Centre, in most cases you'll also receive a plant label. You'll find it either attached to the pot, printed on the pot itself, or secured to the plant with a twist tie. For seeds, the packet performs the same function. It may be tempting to throw this away, but before...

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