sydney gardens

  1. 6 beautiful plants that flower in shade

    6 beautiful plants that flower in shade
    As residential land shrinks in size, there are many reasons that a garden might lack sun, even if it is north facing. Sun can be blocked by a tree or neighbouring building. Your own house might also cast shadows on your garden throughout the day depending on its height and surroundings. If it’s shady at your place and you love...
  2. The 5 best outdoor palms for Sydney gardens

    The 5 best outdoor palms for Sydney gardens
    Palms are very popular plants for Sydney gardens, especially near the coast. Palms are admired for their usually quick growth, green fronds and their ability to create a relaxed atmosphere in a garden such as lush and tropical or urban oasis. Although palms are thought of as tall with a single trunk, there are also smaller palms and multi-trunked palms...
  3. Gardening 101: Spring gardening tips & ideas for the beginner

    Gardening 101: Spring gardening tips & ideas for the beginner
    As spring rolls around each year, gardens are calling out not just to be admired and enjoyed, but for a little extra TLC. While the weather warms, gardens need to be watered, weeded and fertilised. As plants bloom, their performance is improved with regular deadheading and even a little pruning. Where new plantings are occurring, good soil preparation is key...
  4. Growing cherry blossoms and other blossom trees in Sydney

    Growing cherry blossoms and other blossom trees in Sydney
    Ornamental flowering cherries, which include many species of Prunus, begin flowering in late winter - and their delicate flowers bring a happy note when other plants are dormant. The prunus clan includes almond, cherry, peach and plum, which are all known in the productive orchard, but also have non-fruiting, flowering forms that are often referred to as 'cherry blossoms', 'blossom...
  5. The complete citrus care guide for Sydney gardens

    The complete citrus care guide for Sydney gardens
    Citrus trees are among the most popular of all backyard fruit trees in temperate areas such as Sydney. Citrus include lemons, oranges, mandarins, limes, cumquats and grapefruit, and all can be grown either in the garden or in large containers. To get the best crops from your trees, however, they need attention throughout the year. Follow our tips and seasonal...
  6. The best winter-flowering shrubs for Sydney gardens

    The best winter-flowering shrubs for Sydney gardens
    At Flower Power, we believe any garden can be as colourful as you want it to be - even in the dead of winter. Include some of our favourite winter-flowering shrubs and you can have a cold-weather garden that's blooming with colour and fragrance. Grow a mix of evergreen, winter-flowering shrubs, climbers and perennials to bring colour to your garden...
  7. 4 essential elements of a Japanese garden design

    4 essential elements of a Japanese garden design
    Japan is high on the must-see list for holidaymakers. Many travellers return with new visions for their gardens, inspired by Japanese temples or the natural landscape. Of course, Japanese gardens represent centuries of development and deep aesthetic concepts, and their gardeners are highly skilled. However, anyone bowled over by the simple beauty of a Japanese garden can interpret the idea in...

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