Lifestyle

  1. Top 10 hanging and trailing indoor plants

    Top 10 hanging and trailing indoor plants
    There’s always more space for beautiful indoor plants in your home when you select trailing plants that can be suspended from the ceiling in baskets, or allowed to spill from pots placed on shelves. Here are 10 favourite trailing plants for a brightly-lit indoor space, balcony or porch.   Boston fern. Boston fern (Nephrolepis exaltata) Boston ferns form large and...
  2. Styling your home for Christmas

    Styling your home for Christmas
    With so much stunning Christmas decor hitting the stores, sometimes it's hard to know where to begin. How many baubles do you need? How full should your tree be? And what's the verdict on gift wrapping? Enter our resident styling expert, Lucy Wolstenholme.   Homewares and furniture buyer, and interior styling expert, Lucy Wolstenholme. A little about Lucy From a very...
  3. Our top 10 vegetables to plant in spring!

    Our top 10 vegetables to plant in spring!
    If you’ve found yourself standing in front of your veggie garden in the warm spring sunlight desperate to plant something edible, but not sure what, this post is for you. Here are my favourite vegetables to plant in spring – these are the ones I grow every year and enjoy eating. If you start with seedlings, you could be harvesting...
  4. Choose your own gardening adventure this long weekend!

    Choose your own gardening adventure this long weekend!
    The October long weekend is ideal for getting things done around the house and garden - that extra day seems to do us a world of good. But when you've got a lot to do, where do you start? We've broken it down into easy chunks - so whether you have five minutes or a whole three-day weekend to spare...
  5. Gardening 101: Top indoor plants for the new #plantparent

    Gardening 101: Top indoor plants for the new #plantparent
    Indoor plants are trendy. They are the must-have house ornament of the season, with hashtags, groups and communities around plant parenthood setting social media ablaze. But, unlike industrial lights, leaf-motif wallpaper and anything copper, plants are a decorative item that you can’t buy, set and forget. They are living organisms that demand your care and attention – much like a...
  6. How to choose the perfect furniture for your outdoor space

    How to choose the perfect furniture for your outdoor space
    This year, we're all looking to spend more time outdoors with friends and family - so now's the time to get your outdoor entertaining areas sorted. But how do you choose the right piece for your space? We've got a few hot tips to help you make the right choice when it comes to furniture and accessories. 1. Have a...
  7. Getting kids excited about eating veggies

    Getting kids excited about eating veggies
    It's a well-known fact that kids can be fussy eaters, especially when it comes to vegies. In fact, according to the VegKIT Project website, a joint initiative of the CSIRO, Hort Innovation, Flinders University and Nutrition Australia, research indicates that just 6% of Australian children aged between two and 17 are consuming the recommended amount of vegetables each day.* So...
  8. 10 reasons to love tomatoes!

    10 reasons to love tomatoes!
    Tomatoes are often the first vegetable a new vegie grower plants in their garden. Here are 10 reasons why! The lure of the flavour of a home-grown, sun-ripened tomato. The tomatoes we buy in the shops are often picked partially ripe and then ripened while going through the supply chain. As a result, they lack that wonderful, fresh taste of...
  9. Small space gardening: transforming your side garden

    Small space gardening: transforming your side garden
    As our population grows and house blocks shrink in size, gardens are getting smaller and smaller. If we want greenery, we need to make the most of every outdoor space, even those that seem garden unfriendly. One forlorn space that many of us have is the narrow side space between the house and the neighbour’s fence. It's often completely paved...
  10. Explore our NEW Milperra Garden Centre

    Explore our NEW Milperra Garden Centre
    Inspired by world-class international facilities, Flower Power's brand new Milperra store is an Australian garden centre industry first. Purpose-built from the ground up on the site of one of our former growing nurseries, we've filled 7.5 acres with a premium offering of indoor and outdoor plants, pots, homewares, furniture and landscaping supplies. Best of all, it's entirely weatherproof with a...

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