Archive for August, 2021

How to grow rosemary in Perth

Growing rosemary in Perth

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is a shrub with evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers, native to the Mediterranean region, rosemary thrives in Perth’s Mediterranean climate. This delightful herb is an all-star in the kitchen and is a great option for raised garden beds, containers, in-ground gardens as well as hedging plant.

August 30, 2021 | 0 Comments More
Grow parsley in Perth

Growing parsley in Perth

A workhorse plant, parsley demands very little to grow successfully. If you have ever wondered how to grow parsley in Perth then look no further. Parsley is a simple herb to grow, but there are still a few tricks to successfully growing parsley in Perth, Western Australia. Get these right and you will be laughing.

August 28, 2021 | 0 Comments More
Grow oregano in Perth

Growing oregano in Perth

Oregano loves the hot, dry Western Australian summers making it an ideal herb to grow. Oregano is a must-have herb in a culinary garden. Aromatic, spicy, and slightly bitter, oregano pairs well with a number of cuisines however is best know for it’s use in Greek and Italian cuisine where it brings wonderful flavour to a number of dishes.

August 28, 2021 | 0 Comments More
How to grow watermelon in Perth

Growing watermelon in Perth

Watermelons are a summer classic. The perfect refreshing snack on a hot summer day. Watermelons are a thirsty crop and will need watering all season long. Limiting water right at the very end of the growing season will make the fruit sweeter, so they’re great to grow in Western Australia as summer rains are rare.

August 22, 2021 | 1 Comment More
How to grow chives in Perth

Growing chives in Perth

How to grow chives in Perth Growing herbs in Perth or other parts of Western Australia is very easy.  Chives (allium schoenoprasum) have a light onion flavor, and their hollow, green leaves grace our summer salads, soups, omelettes, and almost anything else that needs a light herbaceous punch. I love chives on my scrambled eggs […]

August 16, 2021 | 0 Comments More
How to grow Zucchini

Growing zucchini in Perth

Zucchini (Cucurbita pepo) also know as courgette are ideal for the beginner vegetable gardener because they are quick and easy to grow.  Zucchini fruit develops quickly and they do well in our hot, Western Australian summers producing a lot of fruit quickly and in a relatively small space.

August 9, 2021 | 0 Comments More
How to grow Swan River Daisies

Growing swan river daisy

The Swan River daisy (Brachyscome iberidifolia) , is an annual herb found in Western Australia. Swan river daisies come in a variety of shades of lavender, blue, violet, yellow, and white but it’s the varieties with the striking blue daisy-like flowers that really catch our attention, especially when you see a field of them together.

August 8, 2021 | 0 Comments More
How to grow birds nest ferns

Growing birds nest ferns

Bird’s nest ferns (Asplenium nidus) are naturally epiphytic, meaning they grow on the surface of other plants. If you have ever wondered how to grow birds nest fern in Perth, Western Australia then look no further.

August 7, 2021 | 0 Comments More
How to grow orchids

Growing orchids in Perth

Orchids thrive in Perth. The botanical name for orchids is (Phalaenopsis) with around 28,000 different varieties of orchid, each with varying requirements, so it’s not a surprise that many find it a little intimidating. Orchids will grow well in most parts of Western Australia when given protection and bright filtered sunlight.

August 5, 2021 | 1 Comment More