Lilly Pilly

  1. Creating winter colour

    Creating winter colour
    Everyone expects gardens to be at their spendiferous, colourful best in spring and summer, with autumn bringing warmth and texture. When we think of winter in the garden, we often think drab, dormant and boring... But it doesn't have to be that way. By choosing your plants cleverly, you can have a garden that is filled with colour all year...
  2. A Guide to Edible Australian Natives

    A Guide to Edible Australian Natives
    While traditional vegetables are grown in the vegie 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...
  3. Privacy Plants for Balconies

    Privacy Plants for Balconies
    Do you have a balcony you don’t use because it’s overlooked? Perhaps you feel too exposed or uncomfortable to relax on your balcony, and this lack of privacy is why you never venture out! The right plants can transform an under-used and over-exposed balcony, sheltering it from the elements as well as from prying eyes. Plants act as green screens...
  4. 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...
  5. Bee-attracting blooms

    Bee-attracting blooms
    The decline of the world's bee population is sobering, not only as it's part of an overall decline of pollinating insects, but because it has the potential to affect our food. Bees are needed to pollinate many edible crops and help produce about a third of our food. They are also needed to pollinate many crops that produce seeds for cultivation...
  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. 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.
  8. Notable Natives

    Notable Natives
    Australia means different things to each of us, but this Australia Day we take a look at three iconic native plants that have shaped the lives of Australians.
  9. Lilly Pilly Jelly

    Lilly Pilly Jelly
    Lilly pilly trees grow prolifically around Sydney – look out for them in parks, sports fields and hedging along front fences. You can use the same recipe for Rosella Jelly, using the exotic looking calyxes in place of the lilly pilly fruit. The good thing about a jelly is that except for cleaning the fruit thoroughly, to remove any dirt...
  10. Lilly pilly basics

    Lilly pilly basics
    There are so many Lilly Pilles on the market these days that it can be absolutely dizzying trying to choose between them.

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