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Warrigal greens with fettuccine

Warrigal greens with fettuccine

Make this fresh green sauce ahead of time for quick summer dinners. It will keep for a week in the fridge. Read More
Warrigal Greens

Warrigal Greens

Top chefs are going wild for this antioxidant-rich native spinach that grows like a weed. Read More
Meet: Paula Benneian

Meet: Paula Benneian

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Begonias - On angel’s wings

Begonias - On angel’s wings

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Our forever garden

Our forever garden

When two gardeners settle into a home and garden there could be fireworks. In our case, it’s been a joyful 35-year journey, which we hope will last forever. Read More
Pumpkin patch

Pumpkin patch

Discover how you can grow these delicious gourdes at home. Read More
True blue

True blue

Forget buying a punnet of blueberries this summer. Here’s how to grow your own! Read More
A new leaf

A new leaf

Toss up your traditional salad by growing a mix of greens. So many tasty new salad greens are now available in seed packets or seedlings from your garden centre.

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A moveable feast

A moveable feast

Don’t let small space cramp your gardening style. Here’s how to grow a thriving vegie patch without a plot. Read More
Fragrant Fennel

Fragrant Fennel

It may not look like much, but this bulbous stem has the most beautiful, but subtle aniseed flavour – perfect in roasts and salads. Read More
​Banksia spinulosa 'Birthday Candles'

​Banksia spinulosa 'Birthday Candles'

This prostrate banksia hugs the ground to a height of about 50cm. It bears pale yellow flower heads with lilac styles from late summer to winter. These are held above the foliage and provide much-needed food for birds when there is little else in flower.

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​Camellia ‘Desire’

​Camellia ‘Desire’

Is this the prettiest camellia of all?

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​Canna ‘Australia’

​Canna ‘Australia’

The popularity of cannas is due to their long display of bold foliage and vibrant flowers. This hybrid is one of a new series called ‘Show Off’, which has been bred for resistance to disease and for clean, sculptural foliage.

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​Geraldton Wax

​Geraldton Wax

The unerringly fake-looking flowers of Geraldton wax appear now and emphasise the beauty that can be found outdoors in winter.

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​Native bluebell

​Native bluebell

Spring sees the stunning blues of our native bluebell appearing in the bush and in gardens. The blue becomes electric when it’s teemed with an acacia ‘Limelight’ in a rockery or garden bed.

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​Pink Waratah

​Pink Waratah

New cultivars of pink waratahs have been developed by plant breeders to offer better garden performance than the wild flower.

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​Queensland firewheel tree

​Queensland firewheel tree

These stately trees brighten autumn with their wheel-like inflorescence, aflame in reds, yellows and oranges.

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​Rhodanthe ‘Paper Stars’

​Rhodanthe ‘Paper Stars’

This pretty daisy is covered in tiny white paper flowers with a yellow centre. It’s ideal for gardens with a cottage feel.

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​Showy Honey Myrtle

​Showy Honey Myrtle

The contrast of the pinkish/purple flower heads, the deep green shiny foliage and the light-coloured, almost-smooth paperbark makes this an excellent feature for the bush garden. 

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A story about the breeding of grafted gums

A story about the breeding of grafted gums

Graham Ross tells the inspiring story of Queensland nurseryman Stan Henry’s determination to create a flowering gum that anyone could grow.

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Acacia cognata 'Limelight'

Acacia cognata 'Limelight'

We have successfully grown the shrub form of ‘Limelight’ in Sydney for ten years – through drought and flooding rains! – and love its waterfall of luminous lime leaves.

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Agapanthus

Agapanthus

The sparkling blue and white flowers of agapanthus cool the summer garden, and new colours are a real thrill.

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Ajuga

Ajuga

This reliable blue spring carpet deserves its go-to reputation. Let’s take a closer look.

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Algerian iris

Algerian iris

Also called the winter iris, this plant originates from the Mediterranean and North Africa and consequently enjoys impoverished soils. It produces flowers on and off throughout the winter.

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Alyogyne huegelii

Alyogyne huegelii

This gorgeous plant will stop you in your tracks in a garden of either native or exotic plants. It’s a spectacular new form of the native hibiscus, or ‘blue hibiscus’ with attractive blue-green foliage, and masses of deep mauve flowers.

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Angel's Trumpet, Brugmansia

Angel's Trumpet, Brugmansia

It’s easy to see why the common name for the dramatic Brugmansia is angel’s trumpet. These sub-tropical beauties offer months of flowers and fragrance, all in an easy-care package.

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Arno's South East QLD Report

Arno's South East QLD Report

The days are starting to cool off and it's a very pleasant time to get stuck into the garden. Before you know it, the day has gone. We’ve been waiting patiently for the ‘wet’ to finally arrive and, and moisten the soil. Now that it’s started to rain, there has been a great surge of growth.


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Arnos Subtropical Kitchen Garden

Arnos Subtropical Kitchen Garden

Looking for herbs and vegies that are well suited to the subtropics? Arno has you covered.

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August Jobs

August Jobs

Daffodil displays are the prize in August. It's time to get out there and enjoy them.

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Australia’s First Camellia?

Australia’s First Camellia?

Her journey and namesake, has criss-crossed the oceans and lands from Australia, China, England and Europe for four centuries creating one of gardening’s most intriguing stories. But is she Australia's first camellia? Graham Ross finds out.

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Autumn crocus

Autumn crocus

This tough little bulb flowers in profusion after rain – hence its sometime alias, the storm lily. It has shiny evergreen foliage and the flowers are white and open, like fragile crocuses.

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Autumn-toned Climbers

Autumn-toned Climbers

Leafy deciduous climbers give fabulous summer shade when trained to cover a pergola, and some of these colour in a dramatic way once temperatures drop in autumn.

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Banksia

Banksia

Visitors to Empress Josephine’s garden at Malmaison outside Paris were wowed by her banksia collection. Two hundred years later gardeners still thrill to these bold and beautiful flowers, but have cold feet about growing them. Graham Ross explains why, and reports on the new cultivars now available.

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Beautiful Bamboo

Beautiful Bamboo

Bamboozled over whether bamboo is a garden pest or a garden saviour? Graham explains why this lovely group of plants can be both – and how to choose the right one for your needs.

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Beauty Bush

Beauty Bush

A vase-shaped deciduous shrub, grown for its outstanding purple berries, which cluster along the stems in autumn, following the tiny lilac flowers.

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Begonias

Begonias

You might be most familiar with the sun-hardy bedding begonias, the ‘wax flowers’ whose red and white blooms shine on through hot weather. But there are many other types of begonias, some with beautiful patterned leaves as well as those simple, charming, waxy flowers.

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Best bulbs for...

Best bulbs for...

Follow our guide on what to plant.

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Blooms and Brushstrokes

Blooms and Brushstrokes

In their floral history of Australian art, mother and daughter team Peneloep and Tansy Curtin uncover the stories behind some of our favourite floral artworks.


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Blue Ginger

Blue Ginger

There is no blue quite like the cobalt of Blue Ginger. And the good news? It's a cinch to grow and loves the company of frangipani, hibiscus and angels trumpets. Hello holiday at home.

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Boab Tree

Boab Tree

A mature boab tree is a majestic sight. Though it doesn't grow exceptionally tall, just up to 15 metres, the trees appear huge because of their swollen trunks. These can reach 20 metres in diameter.

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