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  1. Best flowering plants for balconies

    Best flowering plants for balconies
    Balcony gardens may be bijou, but make no mistake - they can also be a challenge. Getting plant choices correct on a balcony is much like furnishing a small space to make it seem larger than it is. Everything needs to be selected carefully. In the case of a balcony garden, the chosen plants not only need to look good...
  2. No-patience-needed plants

    No-patience-needed plants
    Gardeners need to be patient as they wait for trees and shrubs to bloom and hedges to grow. But do we really have to wait ages for a beautiful garden? The good news is there are fast-growing plants out there that can quickly fill up empty spaces. Block out the neighbours One of the first plantings most new gardeners need...
  3. Say it with flowers

    Say it with flowers
    February is the month of love. Here are six flowers that just love February. We dare you not to fall head over heels.   1. Hibiscus If you love flamboyant flowers, you’ll love hibiscus. These generous shrubs will light up your garden through summer, unfurling new flowers day after day. With flowers in tones of red, pink, yellow, orange and...
  4. How to create your own bonsai

    How to create your own bonsai
    Bonsai is an intriguing and creative hobby. At its simplest level, a bonsai is a small plant growing in a shallow container, but for those who create bonsai plants, specimens are works of art often created to form traditional shapes. This style of gardening began in China more than 2000 years ago and spread to Japan in the 12th century...
  5. Bougainvillea

    Bougainvillea
    Botanical name: Bougainvillea Common names: Bougainvillea A little bit about Bougainvillea Bougainvillea are scrambling shrubs that can become vigorous climbers. They're known for their intensely coloured flowers which are actually a modified coloured leaf called a bract. A ring of bracts surrounds the tiny white tubular flowers clustering in the centre. While originally from South America you will come across Bougainvillea in Southern Europe (hello...
  6. Summer flowering plants

    Summer flowering plants
    Looking to fill your garden with colourful summer blooms? You've come to the right place. We've put together a list of our favourite summer flowering plants for every type of garden.   Agapanthus (Agapanthus praecox) Many Australian councils have taken to planting Agapanthus (Agapanthus praecox in particular) in public areas, and they’ll be in full bloom over summer. The Agapanthus...

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