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Salvia mexicana ‘Limelight’

By Bonnie-Marie Hibbs. Family: LAMIACEAE Scientific name: Salvia mexicana ‘Limelight’ Common Name: Limelight. Salvia mexicana ‘Limelight’ is a current favourite in my garden. It is an evergreen perennial (a plant that will live more than two years) that will reach a maximum height of 1.5 meters and have a spread of 1.2 meters. If you are a collector of Salvias or just …

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A Melbourne Nursery in June

The days are at their shortest and finally there is winter chill in the air. Not much gardening gets done after work at the moment. It just gets dark too quickly. The weekend is now the time to get out amongst the plants. Up early and go for a morning walk because that’s when you …

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A Garden Club in May

By James Wall. Last night I was privileged to visit the Springvale Garden Club’s monthly meeting.  If you don’t think much is going on in the garden in May, then have a look at the plethora of entries that the judge had to sift through last night. Not only was the number of categories impressive, …

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Proprietor James Wall, Heidi Brooks and General Manager Jason Hilborn at the awards night.

Best second year apprentice award goes to Heidi Brooks

Recently,  Swinburne University of Technology held their Apprenticeship Awards Ceremony. Our own Heidi Brooks was nominated for Best 2nd Year Apprentice of the Year 2015 Nursery Award. ……..And we are pleased to announce she won ! Heidi has shown consistent aptitude and a willingness to learn. She has had big shoes to fill with 2 previous …

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