Renowned for its juicy, sharp-tasting fruit, Eureka lemon has been popular with home gardeners for many years. A new variety has all the attributes of the old – except for seeds! The bright yellow fruit mainly appears in winter and spring.Read More
Did you know that this delicate epacris is the floral emblem for Gosford, NSW? Epacris longiflora thrives on the sandstone topography of the Sydney basin and loves growing in coastal areas where you can guarantee wind protection.
Many grevilleas attract birds into the garden as they produce huge quantities of nectar. They are so many different colours, shapes and sizes and they flower for such an extended period of time, there's so many reasons to grow them. Here are our favourites.Read More
The winter rose is in a class of its own with shy pendulous bell shaped flowers that peek through dark foliage brightening the coldest days. Flowers can be spotted, speckled, green, plum, white, cream, pink, double, single and every variation between. Let's take a closer look.Read More
In their heyday, gorgeous, gaudy Hawaiian hibiscus were on every fashionable Australian garden’s must-have list. Their fashion star may since have dimmed but these exuberant flowers are still a slice of summer. Graham Ross asks you to take another look.Read More
When summer temperatures soar, I get a little thrill out of heading out to my back yard. That's because I've a gorgeous subtropical garden that boasts cooling foliage, running water and bright colour. Instantly, I'm on holiday – my spirit is refreshed and I'm thinking: why travel abroad when I can have my island paradise at home?Read More
I love the look of flowers picked straight from the garden and casually arranged in a charming jug, jar, urn, vase - even a bucket. But when I pick a posy from my garden and aim for a natural aesthetic with casual grace, my arrangement looks not so much just-picked as just-plonked! So I asked Sonya Gardiner for help and these are her tips - the 5 Fs of Fabulous Flower Arranging.Read More
Azaleas bring in spring with a blaze of glory. We love them in hot pinks and bold magentas, in pale pastels and in pure clean white. But in warm subtropical areas these are not set-and-forget plants. To get the most from them gardeners need to pay attention and provide some nurture. Here’s how.Read More