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  1. Gardening 101: A buyer's guide to plant selection

    Gardening 101: A buyer's guide to plant selection
    A visit to a garden centre to buy plants for your garden can be an overwhelming experience. For me, it’s like being a kid in the candy store with so many pretty things begging to go in my trolley. While it can be great fun, plant selection is key - otherwise, when you get home you may find that there’s...
  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. Rhaphiolepis

    Rhaphiolepis
    Indian hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis indica) is one of the most bulletproof shrubs around. Need a plant in a pot? Indian hawthorn. Need a low, compact hedge? Indian hawthorn. Want pretty spring flowers? Indian hawthorn. Need a shrub with small, glossy, dark green leaves? You guessed it, Indian hawthorn. Evergreen? Indian hawthorn. Suits an exposed balcony or garden with heat, wind, coastal...
  4. 3 reasons to love colourful Coprosma

    3 reasons to love colourful Coprosma
    There are many reasons to love this glossy evergreen shrub but we've narrowed it down to three really great ones. Coprosma Green & Gold 1. Coprosma provide year-round colour While seasonal stars bring interest and joy to a garden it's the well selected, year-round plants that make a design consistently great. Coprosma offers year-round colour and a range of new hybrids offer a selection of...
  5. Happy medium hedging plants

    Happy medium hedging plants
    Looking for a hedge that's not too small and not too high but just right? Here's a list of popular plants suited to create hedges about one metre high. Perfect plants for a one metre high hedge Buxus micropyllia japonica If you're wanting your new hedge to fill in fast Buxus micropyllia japonica is a great option for you. This...
  6. Hedging plants over two metres

    Hedging plants over two metres
    Savvy plant selection will give you a hedge that provides privacy from neighbours, protection from wind and added beauty to your garden. At Flower Power we have a huge range of hedging and screening plants available plus expert staff to help you select plants that will thrive in for your garden. Hedging plants over two metres Here are some of the most popular hedging...
  7. Polygala

    Polygala
    A little bit about polygala If you’re looking for a small, compact, fast-growing, colourful and hardy shrub, polygala ticks all the boxes. For most of the year, you’ll find polygala awash with eye-catching pink or purple petals, making it perfectly suited to mass planting with a splash of colour. It also makes a brilliant border plant and with its compact...
  8. Pittosporum

    Pittosporum
    A little bit about pittosporum Need to block out your neighbours? Got an unsightly space that needs covering up? Thanks to its hardiness and fast, bushy growth, pittosporum is a winner. There are about 20 varieties which are perfectly suited for Sydney gardens and depending on which you choose, you can create hedging, screening, borders, or simply embrace it as an...
  9. Formal vs Informal Hedging

    Formal vs Informal Hedging
    To add interest consider planting a stepped hedge where several rows of plants of differing heights are used stepping up from a small hedge at the front to a tall hedge at the back.
  10. Federation Daisies

    Federation Daisies
    There’s nothing quite as cheery to see growing in a garden as a daisy bush. But daisies aren’t just daisies.

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