What’s on

Spring is here.

This is a fabulous time of year to get into the garden and to rejuvenate tired garden beds. Gardens constantly evolve so it’s prudent to evaluate which plant materials work and those which perhaps have not quite met expectation. Much like we seasonally update our own wardrobes our gardens also benefit from a makeover.  A springtime garden overhaul is a great way to introduce additional colour and interest into the garden for the season at hand and is very liberating. We have an outstanding selection  of new season stock, plants for small spaces or larger plants to provide structure and substance. No matter your gardening desire, we are here to help.

Have fun in the garden this spring. We look forward to seeing or hearing from you soon.

EUCALYPTS FOR THE GARDEN

Eucalypts are an incredibly diverse genus. There is an exceptionally large range of species suitable for cultivation ranging from small growing varieties through to taller forms. With a little assistance and some research you will find there is a species that best suits your own individual growing needs. Eucalypts, including Angophora and Corymbia comprise an extensive range of species offering varieties with a large range of attributes that make them highly desirable. Variable features include bark characteristics, some smooth, some rough. Flower colours and seasonality provide interest to the garden and invite a range of pollinators and beneficial insects, additionally a single tree (or several) will  create  valuable habitat for birds and mammals and will create shade for your garden too.

Eucalyptus macrandra

Eucalyptus macrandra

Eucalyptus lacrimans

Eucalyptus lacrimans

Eucalyptus synandra

Eucalyptus synandra

Eucalyptus pressiana

Eucalyptus pressiana

Create a bush food garden
If you are intrigued about growing Australian species that yield edible parts, this summer may well be the time to do some investigative work. We have a whole section in the nursery dedicated to bush food species and we regularly stock Lemon Myrtle and Pepperberry but there are many other options as well; native raspberry, macadamia, river mint, finger lime, midyim berries, muntries, Aniseed Myrtle, native yam and much more.

Sea Celery

Davidson Plum

Mountain pepper leaf

Lemon Myrtle

If you are looking for some native plant gardening inspiration, these titles are well worth a read and can be purchased from our gift shop.

Australian Planting Design

Birdscaping Australian Gardens

Habitat

Habitat

Birds in your garden