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  1. Native groundcover

    Native groundcover
    Groundcover plants are a very effective way of covering bare areas of the garden. They act as living mulch to keep soil and gardens cool, reduce moisture loss and even keep down weeds. Planting a native species can do even more for your garden. Like native shrubs and trees, native groundcover plants improve the environment, attract native species of birds...
  2. 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...
  3. All about proteas

    All about proteas
    Despite appearances, proteas are not Australian native plants – but they could have been and there in lies a fascinating story stretching back billions of years, to a time when Australia was part of a super continent we call Gondwana. Also part of Gondwana was Africa and it's on this continent that proteas - and their close relatives leucadendrons and...
  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. Flowering gum trees

    Flowering gum trees
    There's so much to love about flowering gums. These native trees are hardy and easy to care for with aromatic gum leaves and flowers that deserve front and centre garden position. Flowering gums are grafted eucalyptus trees. By grafting plants onto specially selected rootstock you get trees that will grow happily in a wide range of soil types and have greater resistance...
  6. 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...
  7. Lavender

    Lavender
    A little bit about lavender Botanical name: Lavandula A member of the mint (Lamiaceae) family, lavender is a hardy plant best known for its beautiful fragrance. It’s a low-growing but mostly upright shrub featuring silvery leaves rich with aromatic oils. Lavender is a great low-maintenance choice as it’ll flush into fragrant, colourful bloom with very little attention. Lavender flowers in a...
  8. Calatheas

    Calatheas
    Botanical name: Calathea Common names: Peacock Plant, Zebra Plant or Rattlesnake Plant A little bit about Calatheas Calatheas are much loved house plants grown for their impressive foliage. There are many species and cultivars to choose from with the shape, size and pattern of the leaf varying for each. This fun foliage give Calatheas the common names Peacock, Zebra or Rattlesnake Plant...
  9. Air Plants

    Air Plants
    It's hard to get more a more low maintenance plant than air plants. Perfect for gardeners with minimal space or those who love to have some greenery but can't commit to frequent watering. Botanical name: Tillandsia Growing tips These fascinating plants don't grow in soil and can be placed around our home or garden as long as they receive fresh...
  10. Leucadendron Winter Gold

    Leucadendron Winter Gold
    A rounded shrub with a mass of bright yellow flowers in winter. Drought tolerant and well suited to low maintenance and low water use gardens and pots. Will also thrive in coastal and heavy soil gardens. Great for cut flowers and hedging. Grows up to 2 metres high x 1 metre wide. Leucodendron Care Plant in well-drained soil. Water well to...

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