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The List: Our 5 favourite perennials

The List: Our 5 favourite perennials

A pick of Myles Baldwins' 5 best perennials 

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The List: Our top 6 bush blues

The List: Our top 6 bush blues

Nola Parry's best blues

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The List: Our top 6 bush pinks

The List: Our top 6 bush pinks

Nola Parry's best pinks

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The List: Our top 6 bush yellows

The List: Our top 6 bush yellows

Nola Parry's best yellows

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The new upside of gardening

The new upside of gardening

The show gardens at Singapore's first-ever Horticulture Show earlier this year blurred the boundary between the natural and built environment and introduced us to a whole new place to garden - the ceiling!

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Thinking gardens

Thinking gardens

Betty Maloney was a pioneer of bush gardening whose advice on finding serenity in the garden is as relevant now as it was half a century ago.

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Tibouchina

Tibouchina

These glorious purple flowers dazzle just as the summer-flowering show-offs are tiring. Let’s take a closer look.

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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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Tree Waratah, Alloxylon flammeum

Tree Waratah, Alloxylon flammeum

This evergreen rainforest tree looks sensational in spring, when it is covered with a mass of red blooms that look like waratahs.

 

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Triple Ginger Loaf

Triple Ginger Loaf

Jo Wright is a keen baker (she’s notched up several wins the Royal Easter Show for her cakes!) an avid gardener, a treasured member of Garden Clinic, and for the last three years, has been the trusted baker of goodies for our garden classes. She wowed attendees at our recent Bees and Butterflies workshop with this delicious ginger cake. As we said our goodbyes everyone begged for the recipe. So here it is. Thanks for sharing it Jo!

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Tropical ​rhododendron, Vireya

Tropical ​rhododendron, Vireya

These rhododendrons are from Asia and the tropics, making them suitable for a range of climate zones in Australia. The tubular, fragrant flowers appear from autumn to spring.

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Tulip Mania

Tulip Mania

When can a pocketful of change lift your spirits? When it buys a dozen tulip bulbs ready for planting, promising a glowing patch of colour in spring.

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Turnips

Turnips

Turnips carry their share of clodhopper baggage, but like other humble veg the turnip is  experiencing a renaissance. And not before time. They are dead simple to grow, highly productive and, given careful varietal selection, utterly delicious.

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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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Warrigal Greens

Warrigal Greens

James Cook’s crew dined on it to ward off scurvy. Now top chefs are going wild for this antioxidant-rich native spinach that grows like a weed.

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Weeping wattles, Acacia baileyana

Weeping wattles, Acacia baileyana

This grafted, weeping Cootamundra wattle is a prostrate form of the iconic Aussie plant. It produces a mass of primrose-yellow flowers in winter and spring and makes a spectacular feature plant for native or formal gardens.

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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 spring?

What’s new this spring?

Fleur noir? It’s Linda’s new love!

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What’s new: New plants to love

What’s new: New plants to love

Elizabeth Swane talks about all the new plants we're planting this spring.

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What’s new: Summer 20

What’s new: Summer 20

We're all white for summer

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What's New This Spring

What's New This Spring

There is a swag of new plants for us to love this Spring and Elizabeth Swane has all the info on the best of them. Read more here about the stunning new plants you'll find at your local nursery now.

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What's New This Summer: Plants to love and books to read

What's New This Summer: Plants to love and books to read

Waves of colour is the promise of the new spreading petunias from Floriana. ‘Wave Pink Passion’, ‘Wave Yellow’ and ‘Wave Silver’ make flower-filled, heat-tolerant mounding ground covers. Spreading up to 1m wide they’re also terrific in pots and hanging baskets. A sunny spot and well-drained soil are essential. Liquid feed fortnightly to enhance new growth.


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Whats new this winter

Whats new this winter

What’s new: and not-so-new, plants we love. Narelle Smith gives us the winter lowdown for 2018

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What's New: A Dollop of Clotted Cream

What's New: A Dollop of Clotted Cream

Opening pale pink then fading to soft coffee cream ‘Cafe au Lait’ is a celebrity-status dahlia. The multi-petalled blooms are up to 25 cm across and there may be 40 on a plant at once, so strong support is essential.

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Wildflowers in your Garden

Wildflowers in your Garden

Australia is blessed with an amazing range of small flowering plants. Yet some gardeners never get beyond a familiarity with gum trees, bottlebrush, paper barks, grevilleas and a few other large plants. They are missing out!

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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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Zinnia

Zinnia

Zinnias are the happiest of summer’s flowering annuals and come in vibrant colours of cerise, terracotta, gold, and lipstick-pink. 


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