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  1. Foliage Plants for Shady Gardens

    Foliage Plants for Shady Gardens
    A shady garden is a cool place to while away hot summer days. Gardens that are filled with lush foliage look cool and feel cool too. Use trees, clumps of palms or a plant-covered pergola to create summer shade in sunny areas or plant shade-loving foliage plants in courtyards or gardens with a shaded southerly aspect. There are many plants...
  2. Foliage plants for shade

    Foliage plants for shade
    Colourful leaves are not only a feature of deciduous trees in autumn. There are plants that sport dramatically coloured and patterned leaves all year round. Canny garden designers use these coloured foliage plants for year round colour especially in shady areas where flowering plants don’t grow so well or to provide colour when flowering plants have finished. To create impact...
  3. How to create a tropical garden

    How to create a tropical garden
    Want to make every day a holiday? Palms are a sure-fire way to recreate your favourite tropical destination, on your doorstep. To help you bring your exotic escape to life, we’ve rounded up a list of four plant-worthy palms, which you can successfully grow in Sydney. Throw in some colourful flowers and foliage and before you know it, you’ll be...
  4. Clivia

    Clivia
    Botanical name: Clivia miniata Common names: Clivia or Kaffir Lily A little bit about Clivia Originally from South Africa, Clivias grow happily in most areas of Australia, brightening gardens from late winter to early spring. Clivia have strappy, dark green leaves and orange trumpet flowers propped above them on a stalk. There are now also different varieties of Clivia available that produce red-orange, yellow and cream flowers and bi-colour varieties...

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