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Australian native plants

  1. A Guide to Edible Australian Natives

    A Guide to Edible Australian Natives
    While traditional vegetables are grown in the veggie patch and fruit trees often planted in an orchard, native Australian edible plants can be grown throughout the garden as shrubs, trees and even ground cover plants. With edible plants in every part of Australia from the coldest to the tropics, there are lots of tasty treats available for gardens. Some like...
  2. How to create a native cottage garden

    How to create a native cottage garden
    Cottage gardens have charmed for centuries. If you'd like a timeless garden of your own, that's easy to maintain, consider going native. Taking inspiration from the classic English cottage garden model, you can create a beautiful informal tapestry of colour using purely Australian natives - mixing flowering shrubs, groundcover, grasses, bulbs, annuals and climbing plants. Australian native plants are drought-hardy...
  3. Waratahs

    Waratahs
    Waratahs are spectacular spring-flowering Australian native shrubs. Indeed, the large flowers are so striking, the New South Wales waratah is the state's floral emblem. The New South Wales waratah (Telopea speciosissima) is one of five species of waratah found along the east coast of Australia and the one that has been most highly developed for gardens. These plants are not...
  4. Native groundcover plants

    Native groundcover plants
    Bare soil is asking for trouble in a garden. Weeds will sprout, soil will dry out in summer and erosion can occur in windy conditions. Mulch is an option but for a longer term solution why not try one of these tried and tested native groundcover plants. To view our expansive range of groundcover plants or to get some personal advice...
  5. Happy medium natives

    Happy medium natives
    Whether you're looking for a flowering feature shrub to impress, a tough plant for an exposed spot or a dense hedging plant this list of medium growing natives will give you plenty of choice. Need more help choosing the perfect plant? Visit our horticulture experts in-store to view our full range and to get personal advice for your garden.   Popular medium-growing...
  6. Native grasses

    Native grasses
    Native grasses are a fantastic option for those tricky spots in the garden. They are tough, thrive in a wide range of conditions and need very little maintenance. Native grasses can be used as specimen plants and are very effective when mass planted along a pathway, driveway or fence or as a backdrop providing consistent colour and interesting textures year-round. Top native grasses...
  7. Kangaroo paws

    Kangaroo paws
    Colourful and distinctive, kangaroo paws must be among the most recognised and rewarding native plants to grow. Vibrant flowers perch on long stems adding colour to the garden and attracting birds. They also make excellent cut flowers. These iconic plants deserve a high five for their amazing tolerance to harsh conditions. Native to Western Australia, kangaroo paw are accustomed to very dry summers and...

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