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  1. 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...
  2. Hebes

    Hebes
    A little bit about hebes Hebes are like that smart suit you own that can be dressed up and made to look pretty or left plain but neat. Hebes are neat, tidy plants that don’t demand much care or attention. Most grow around 1-1.5m high and wide, with a naturally rounded shape and small, dense leaves. They are extremely pretty...
  3. 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...
  4. Short & sweet native shrubs

    Short & sweet native shrubs
    Australian native plants are making their way into a broad range of garden designs today. New cultivars have introduced a broader colour palette and the always interesting foliage and flowers of natives are back in vogue, especially when paired with contrasting plant groups in rambling, cottage garden styles. There are a huge range of compact native shrubs that make for excellent...
  5. Geraniums

    Geraniums
    All geraniums relish sunshine and warmth, and when I say geranium I actually mean pelargonium. The common garden geraniums – described as zonal geranium, ivy-leafed geranium, scented-leaf geranium and pelargonium – are in the genus Pelargonium. The reason the botanic distinction is important is that there is another group of perennial geraniums, generally referred to as species geraniums, in the...
  6. Trailing Plants

    Trailing Plants
    Trailing plants combine function with beauty. They cascade over an edge, spread across the ground or tumble from a pot or hanging basket, softening hard edges and adding colour and texture. Without the softening touch of a trailing plant, garden edges, paths, the sides of steps and many containers could look stark and bare. As well as softening the scene...

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