How to make a Succulent Tin Container

By Bonnie-Marie Hibbs. Our garden sheds and garages are a classic hiding spot for all those old items that we forget we even have. There have been countless of times I have gone through and cleaned out my shed and thrown away items that could have been repurposed in the garden. I look back on …

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The great bougainvillea wall of Brisbane

By James Wall. Upon a recent trip to Brisbane, we found this amazing wall with espaliered bougainvillea growing along wires. The differing angles of the steel, and the fact that the wall was curved, created a sensual, groovy, and artistic display of vertical gardening. It was located on the Southbank, a place on the river …

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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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Westringia Deep Purple

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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