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Tiger Grass, Thysanolaenia maxima

Tiger Grass, Thysanolaenia maxima

Tiger grass is an ornamental grass with arrow-shaped foliage. It grows in tight clumps, and is ideal as a dense hedge, or a feature pot plant.

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Waratah

A swag of new and improved waratahs mean this much-loved beacon of spring can now find a home in any garden.

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What’s new this spring

What’s new this spring

Here's what's new in the garden this spring

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What’s new this winter

What’s new this winter

Even if she hadn’t been running Collectors’ Plant Fair, Linda Ross would have been there before the gates opened to be sure of securing a swag of treasure. Here’s part of her shopping list from this year.

 


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Wisteria

Wisteria

To sit or stand underneath a flowering wisteria vine in full bloom, gazing through the mauve veil of flowers, inhaling the scent, and listening to the bees is bliss. A wisteria in full beautiful bloom escaping up a random tree will stop traffic, but as we mention here you don't need a garden to grow one.

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Worsleya, the blue hippeastrum

Worsleya, the blue hippeastrum

When we revealed that the current favourite plant of Myles Baldwin, curator of the Australian Garden Show Sydney, is the blue hippeastrum (Worsleya procera) we were amazed at the response! This flower seems to have flower captured everyone’s imagination and lots of you were keen for more growing tips.

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