Category: Flowers and Plants

How to grow French lavender

How to grow french lavender

Growing French lavendar French lavender may refer to at least two species of plants in the genus Lavandula. These are Lavandula dentata (French or fringed lavender) and Lavandula stoechas (French or Spanish lavender). Each of these French lavender varieties look different, but all have the same amazing perfume and are both great for attracting bees to your garden – […]

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How to grow Swan River Daisies

Growing swan river daisies

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.

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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 | 0 Comments More
Growing grevilleas in Perth

How to grow grevilleas

Grevilleas are fantastic evergreen plants, ranging from small shrubs to large trees. They’re probably the most widely grown group of Australian plants. Grevilleas are incredibly diverse and offer many environmentally friendly planting options. Know for being easy to grow and striking blooms grevilleas make a wonderful addition to any Australian backyard and are a great way to bring a pop of colour to your winter garden.

July 16, 2021 | 0 Comments More
Growing bearded iris in Australia

How to grow bearded iris in Australia

Bearded Iris (Iris x germanica) also known as Rainbow Iris or Flag Iris is an evergreen perennial rhizome. It comes from the Iridaceae family and originated in southern and central Europe. Bearded Iris grows best in the south-west of Western Australia as it enjoys cooler climates.

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Grow Geraldton Wax Plants

Growing Geraldton wax plants

Geraldton Wax (Chamelaucium uncinatum) is an attractive Western Australian shrub or small tree. It is a favourite in native gardens, with its needle-like leaves and waxy pink or red flowers that appear from later Winter to Spring. Geraldton Wax is part of the Myrtaceae family, and thankfully it is easy to grow Geraldton Wax in Perth. 

April 20, 2021 | 0 Comments More