Month: May 2013

  • Crazy Carpeting Grevillea ground-covers

    Crazy Carpeting Grevillea ground-covers

    OK so these two Grevilleas are a bit famous for going wild in the best way possible of course! They are fast growing and will cover a really large area, plus they are hardy and flower a lot. What more could you ask for?

  • Stunning Arid Plant: Ptilotus exaltatus

    Stunning Arid Plant: Ptilotus exaltatus

    This is Ptilotus exaltatus, Lambs tail or Pink Mulla, in full bloom at Mt Annan Botanic gardens. Here it has been mass planted for full effect, to replicate what you would see in the desert, a field of soft pink flower heads it is most impressive.

  • Buttery Blueberry Bush Tucker: Austromyrtus dulcis

    Buttery Blueberry Bush Tucker: Austromyrtus dulcis

    Buttery Blueberries is what I think the flavour of the Midyim Berry is, by far the most delicious of the bush tucker I have tried, and also one of the easiest to grow! I have half a dozen plants in my garden and although they are small they are surprisingly productive.

  • Prostrate Woolly Bush

    Prostrate Woolly Bush

    This is the Albany Woolly Bush or Adenanthos x cunninghamii, it is a most apt name for it as everyone is drawn to the soft feathery looking foliage to feel it and see if it feels as fluffy as it looks.

  • Hot Candy!

    Hot Candy!

    This is my favourite Brachyscome at the moment, not for its tacky name (where do they get them from???), but for its running habit and thick leaf. Brachsyscome ‘Hot Candy’ is seen here growing in part shade and still flowering its head off.

  • Portfolio: Maroubra Garden Design

    Portfolio: Maroubra Garden Design

    This is a coastal garden located at Maroubra beach which backs onto the park at the south end. It is the most spectacular location, just a stroll out the back gate to the beach. It is actually two residences with the boundary fence removed and the garden has been amalgamated into one.The garden is approximately…

  • I don’t normally like Hibiscus but…Alyogyne huegelii

    I don’t normally like Hibiscus but…Alyogyne huegelii

    I don’t normally like hibiscus, native OR exotic BUT¬†Alyogyne huegelii is an exception, plus probably some other hybrids of it….¬†Check out that colour, you don’t often see that shade of purple on a native plant. The other equally important factor that draws me to this plant is it is super hardy and drought tolerant and…

  • Native Plants for Pots and Containers

    Native Plants for Pots and Containers

    There are so many native plants that will grow well in a container or pot. This is of course the iconic Sturt Desert Pea, Swansonia formosa, these can now be found grafted, making them a little bit hardier for us east coast gardeners.