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…

PICARDY Gardens

  “A garden requires patient labour and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfil good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them. ” Liberty Hyde Bailey Picardy Gardens is a hidden gem in the Gippsland region of Victoria. The gardens were created by Bryce and Marian Somes, who found the…

Boots off? Garden Highlights

Autumn seems to have finally arrive here in Victoria, Australia. We are experiencing cooler nights and 'nice gardening' weather. So roughly a temperature of 25 degrees during the day. I have been getting back into the garden and getting those garden jobs all done. But I will have another update on that in a future…

Plant News: What is to come?

Annually, Ball Australia hosts one of the largest plant trials in Victoria, Australia. All the plants on show have to 'prove' themselves to the keen eyes of horticulturists, growers and breeders within the industry. Showcased are new (sometimes never before seen) species which are either coming into stores in the next 12 months or are…

Kurinda Rose Nursery

Located in the heart of the rolling hills of the Gippsland region of Victoria, Kurinda Rose Nursery is a rose lovers dream! I first discovered this nursery over a year ago and have travelled here on many occasions to see what might be in bloom. On this recent trip I purchased three new roses to add to…

Wordless Wednesday – Summer Orange

Nature’s Pic of the Week. Until next time happy gardening! By Bonnie-Marie Hibbs ©BMHPhotographyTheGardener’sNotebook2017

Wordless Wednesday – Spring is almost here!

Nature’s Pic of the Week. Until next time happy gardening! By Bonnie-Marie Hibbs ©BMHPhotographyTheGardener’sNotebook2017