4 Winter Blooms that are a must!

With a lack of colour from many perennial plants during this time of year this is when annuals can really be that savour to any great garden!

How to grow: The Helleborus Collection

These nodding flowering beauties have become more widely grown in many gardens across the globe and for a good reason too. Hellebore are a fantastic shade plant which can be grown successfully under taller canopy trees, in container garden or as a forest floor perennial. They are loved for their nodding flowers which provide colour…

Plant Culture: Plectranthus argentatus

Family: LAMIACEAE Scientific name: Plectranthus argentatus Common Name:  Silver Spur Flower Full sun or shade? Can be grown in all day sun. Plectranthus argentatus is native to the tropical rain-forests and rock outcrops of Queensland and New South Wales, Australia. Even though it's native habitat is very different to southern Australia it can be grown successfully in a vast…

Redwood Forest – Sequoia sempervirens

Standing along side these Redwood giants I am completely absorbed and astonished by them. The Redwood, Sequoia sempervirens, plantations were first established in the 1940s by the Board's forest hydrology research program in Warburton, Victoria. With many other conifer species already found growing in the Cement Creek area the research team endeavoured to collect comparative data…

Plant Culture: Wisteria floribunda ‘Royal Purple’

Family: FABACEAE Scientific name: Wisteria floribunda .spp. Common Name: Royal Purple Full sun or shade? Can be grown in all day sun. Wisteria floribunda 'Royal Purple' produces tresses of long pea-like flowers which bloom in late spring up until the early summer months. Their flowers have a sweet fragrance and can extend up to 25 - 40cm…

The best red coloured Nandina! N. filamentosa

Nandina filamentosa is an extremely tough plant once established. Their foliage turns a scarlet red colour during winter and the colder it gets the better they colour up! During the warmer seasons, spring and summer, their foliage will change and show tones of vibrant greens. N. filamentosa can be planted into containers for an eye-catching display or…

Wildflowers:  Epacris spp.

Late evening hikes are some of the best for many reasons. The first being the golden hour of light. With the sun setting slowly over the mountain, the golden rays shining onto the trees and flowers was enchanting. Looking across the landscape you feel as if you have been taken to another magical world. The…