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  1. Flower Power's Top 10 Plants for 2020

    Flower Power's Top 10 Plants for 2020
    Looking to add on-trend foliage to your home or garden in 2020? You're in luck. Whether you have a rambling yard with plenty of space, a cute courtyard or balcony or you're an indoor-only gardener, Flower Power have come up with a list of the top 10 plants you need to consider in 2020. Here are a few reasons why...
  2. Frangipani care: How to grow a frangipani

    Frangipani care: How to grow a frangipani
    Frangipanis grow well in warm coastal gardens and even inland with frost protection. Although the frangipani is widely associated with tropical islands such as Hawaii, they actually originated in Central America, Mexico and Venezuela, but have since spread around the tropics and subtropics.   The most common frangipani is Plumeria rubra var. acutifolia. It has single white propeller-shaped flowers with...
  3. Top drought-resistant plants

    Top drought-resistant plants
    Long dry conditions, water restrictions and the high cost of water are all here to stay. It's not all bad news, though. Low-level water restrictions shouldn’t restrict gardening, as they actually reflect best practice when it comes to watering. The cool of the early morning, or overnight when evaporation is low as mandated by water restrictions, are the best times...
  4. 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...
  5. Gardening 101: Tips for the neglectful gardener

    Gardening 101: Tips for the neglectful gardener
    Do you want a beautiful garden, but find yourself short on time to give it the attention it deserves? Perhaps you've tried gardening in the past and, through being busy or distracted, you've lost your plants. Or maybe you have a holiday house that is only inhabited periodically. With clever plant selection, even the most forgetful, absent, neglectful gardener can...
  6. Plants that love to be by the seaside

    Plants that love to be by the seaside
    Next time you’re at the beach where there’s natural bushland, take a moment to scan the sand dunes and look at the trees and shrubs that lie behind them. These are true seaside plants. They’ve evolved to withstand salt air and battering wind. Although there are many different plants, they have some things in common including tough leaves - leathery...
  7. Shade trees for any garden

    Shade trees for any garden
    Summer can be a tough time in gardens but it’s a lot more comfortable if your garden offers a shady oasis from the heat. With a bit of leafy shade the garden becomes somewhere to spend time playing, relaxing and eating. Planting trees around a home does more than provide shade. Trees lower the temperature indoors and out. Summer is...
  8. 21 plants for a fragrant garden

    21 plants for a fragrant garden
    Spoil one of your strongest senses with some of the most fragrant flowers around.   1. Murraya paniculata Also known as cosmetic bark, jasmine orange and orange jessamine, this evergreen shrub makes for a five-star hedging plant and offers a profusion of white, sweetly-perfumed flowers from spring to autumn. 2. Heliotrope or ‘Cherry Pie’ (Heliotropium arborescens) For a vision of violet...
  9. How to create a scent-sational garden

    How to create a scent-sational garden
    Indulge in living fragrance fashioned by the most famous perfumer of all - Mother Nature.   Subtle scents versus obvious aromas Nature expresses itself in a myriad of awe-inspiring ways and fragrant plants are no exception. From the rich, spicy scent of citrus to the heady, sweet aroma of jasmine, you’ll be inspired by the impressive array of scented flowers...
  10. Frangipani facts and favourites

    Frangipani facts and favourites
    A little bit about Frangipani The frangipani is an iconic tropical tree bearing clusters of colourful and scented flowers during the warmer months of November through to April. Flowers appear in clusters at the end of branches and have a very distinctive fragrance. The petals are waxy and the centre of the flower is a different colour - just like the...

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