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Purple crepe myrtle tree

Growing crepe myrtle trees

Crepe myrtles (Lagerstroemia spp) are a wonderful tree native to primarily to Asia. With approximately 50 species for crepe myrtles there is a colour to suite most tastes. The most popular in Australia is Lagerstroemia indica as it grows well in Perth and most other parts of Australia.

July 23, 2022 | 0 Comments More
Growing santol cotton fruit

Growing santol cotton fruit

Not a common fruit in Australia, the santol is a native to former Indochina and Malaysia. Santol also goes by the name cotton fruit due to the texture of the fruit and is known for its rich, sweet, tart, and creamy taste. Santol is commonly found and consumed in the Philippines and Thailand. Santol grows well in the northern parts of Western Australia and Northern Territory.

May 31, 2022 | 0 Comments More
What to plant now in Perth

What to plant now in Perth

In Perth, we’re lucky enough to have a Mediterranean-style climate, so we have plenty of options for growing a huge range of plants, flowers, fruit trees, vegetables and herbs. With so many options available its easy to be little overwhelmed. If your planning to get out in the garden we’ve got you covered no matter the season. Check out our range of Perth planting guides to make gardening simple.

May 28, 2022 | 0 Comments More
Grevillea moonlight plant

How to grow grevillea moonlight

Grevillea moonlight make a beautiful addition to any garden and are known for being easy to grow. Birds love the creamy white flowers, abundant during spring and summer and often reoccurring through the year. Striking blooms make grevillea moonlight a wonderful addition to any Australian backyard and are a great way to bring a pop of colour to your winter garden.

May 23, 2022 | 0 Comments More
How to grow warrigal greens

Planting and growing warrigal greens

How to grow warrigal greens Warrigal Greens are Australia’s answer to spinach. Warrigal greens are a leafy vegetable, who’s scientific name is Tetragonia tetragonioides. Warrigal greens are native to both Australia and New Zealand, as well as Chile, Argentina and Japan.In Australia warrigal greens are considered bush tucker and have been used as a spinach […]

May 2, 2022 | 0 Comments More
How to grow cape gooseberries

Planting and growing cape gooseberries

The first cape gooseberry bushes were brought to Australia in the very early colonial days, from South Africa (the Cape). It was often the only fresh fruit the settlers had, and fortunately, it was easy to grow.
If you have ever wondered how to grow cape gooseberries in Perth then look no further.

April 27, 2022 | 0 Comments More
How to grow sasanqua camellia

Sasanqua camellia

Sasanqua camellias are a very attractive and evergreen shrub. They make for wonderful hedges and screens, pot plants, general garden plants and espaliers. I love seeing a vibrant row of them forming a Sasanqua camellia hedge, during flowering season they simply stunning.

April 22, 2022 | 0 Comments More
Planting and growing bamboo

Planting and growing bamboo

Bamboo is a truly amazing plant and incredibly versatile. A hardy and resilient plant it makes for a great screening plant in the backyard. If you have ever wondered how to grow bamboo in Australia then look no further.

April 15, 2022 | 0 Comments More
How to grow baby spinach

Growing baby spinach

If you have ever wondered how to grow baby spinach in Australia then look no further. You might be surprised to learn, baby spinach is actually just regular spinach leaves, albeit small ones. Some varieties of spinach are more optimal when you want baby leaves.

April 9, 2022 | 0 Comments More
How to grow gardenias

Growing gardenias in perth

Gardenias are a wonderfully popular plant here in Australia. They are a very versatile plant and there are many perennial varieties available from ground covers to standards, or even bushes suitable for loose hedges. There is a Gardenia out there for every garden type.

March 31, 2022 | 0 Comments More