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How to grow apricots in Perth

Growing apricot trees in Perth

Apricots are a delicious stone fruit – just as good for eating fresh as they are for stewing and even baking. While store-bought apricots can be really underwhelming, fresh apricots, straight off the tree, are delicious. What a lot of people don’t realise is just how easy it is to grow apricots in Perth, Western Australia.

October 12, 2021 | 0 Comments More
How to grow pears in Perth

Growing pear trees in Australia

Pear trees (Pyrus communis) are wonderfully ornamental fruit trees which grow well in Australian backyards. In my humble view every Australian should have a pear tree in their backyard. If space permits growing pear trees in the backyard is fantastic, however attractive and productive pot specimens can also be grown for those with less space to play with.

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Australian native hedging plants

Australian hedging plants

Hedges are a common way to create a neat and tidy garden design, they can help to create a privacy screen from neighbours, help block out wind or act as a dividing wall in your garden.

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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 herbs in Perth

Growing herbs in Perth

There is nothing better than fresh herbs, they uplift the flavour profile of any home cooked meal. Wondering what to plant in your Western Australian backyard? Here is a list of fantastic herbs that thrive in Perth’s Mediterranean climate.

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Grow thyme in Perth

How to grow thyme in Perth

Thyme is a drought-tolerant, hardy herb. It has a strong flavour and thrives the heat of the Western Australian summers. This herb makes an attractive ground cover and is also perfect for flavouring stock, stuffing and sauces. If you have ever wondered how to grow thyme in Perth then look no further.

September 6, 2021 | 0 Comments More
How to grow sage in Perth

How to grow sage in Perth

Sage (Salvia officinalis) or common sage is a small evergreen culinary herb. It originates from the Mediterranean which means it grows well in Perth’s Mediterranean climate. A member of the mint family. You will find it is used all over the world for its wonderful flavour in cooking but also proven medicinal value as well.

September 4, 2021 | 0 Comments More
How to grow mint in Perth

How to grow mint in Perth

Mint is one of those herbs that everyone knows and loves. All types of mint (including sweet mint, spearmint, peppermint, and chocolate mint) are fast-growing, spreading plants, so you must give them a place to spread without getting in the way, or plant them in a pot. Mints fresh green leaves add a tangy punch to both sweet and savoury dishes.

September 2, 2021 | 0 Comments More
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