Gardenworld Gold and Silver at the Flower Show

There were times we wondered what we were doing. There were times of elation, and times of despair. Today it all became worth it when two of the gardens that Gardenworld were involved in took out four awards. Designer Phillip Withers and his garden ‘Here and Now’ was awarded a Silver medal, and won The …

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Beautiful Bouvardia longiflora humboldtii

First published on The Gardener’s Notebook by Bonnie-Marie Hibbs Today I thought I would share with you one of my all-time favourite plants, Bouvardia longiflora humboldtii.  There are many reasons why not only I but many gardeners love this plant in particular. Bouvardia.L. humboldtii is a very attractive plant; it has beautiful lush green leaves …

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Sneak preview of ‘Here and Now’

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We are so excited to be a part of The Melbourne Flower Show this year. Gardenworld and our in house Landscape Designer Phillip Withers have teamed up with Outdeco Gardenscreens, Semken Landscaping and over 20 other sponsors to create show garden ‘Here and Now’ We are creating not just a garden but the back of …

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Now is the time to plant this awesome garlic.

By James Wall Rocambole garlic is a variety I truly love. It is a purplish variety that keeps well, and the flavour it brings to my cooking makes the food taste great. Tonight I did a french style chicken casserole cooked in white wine and butter. There was no fixed recipe. Just a bit of …

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Dwarf Crepe Myrtle looking brilliant.

By Bonnie-Marie Hibbs G’day Everyone, Lagerstroemia indica ‘Nana’, otherwise known as Dwarf Crepe Myrtle, are looking brilliant at the moment. Lagerstroemia indica ‘Nana’ are great feature plants for small courtyards or gardens. If you have planter pots or a half wine barrel that is looking for a feature plant, consider these. Crepe myrtles are also …

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Chateau Villandry in the Loire Valley, France.

By Sue Webster -  Here is a story about the Chateau Villandry in the Loire Valley, France.  We visited this garden in 2007 and were stunned with the beauty of these gardens.  If you only have time to visit a couple of chateaux when in France, this is a must. THE GARDENS OF CHATEAU VILLANDRY, …

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Gardenworld now sells Zoo Gro.

By James Wall. After a recent trip to the Melbourne Zoo, I was fortunate enough to see the  ”Hotrot” composting system that has has been installed there. It is an enclosed system that emits very little smell. It composts in about ten days. First the waste material is shredded, and then put into this enclosed …

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The hungry little caterpillars

By James Wall There are times when some of us want to destroy caterpillars. I know those ones on the broccoli in February are really annoying. There is however a couple of nurserymen who love caterpillars on their plants. In fact they grow them especially to feed the caterpillars. This is what I discovered behind …

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Hokokuji Temple, The Bamboo Shrine

By Bonnie-Marie Hibbs, on location in Japan. Hokokuji Temple, otherwise known as the ‘Take-dera’, translates to ‘Bamboo Shrine’. This temple is well known for its display of beautiful stroll gardens and the 2000 Moso bamboo, Phyllostachys edulis, which are growing vigorously and multiplying every year. Phyllostachys edulis, Moso bamboo, can grow to a height of a …

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Growing Dwarf Citrus in Pots Part One

By Dennis Ting, Growing dwarf citrus in pots is one of the most rewarding fruit growing endeavors, especially for those with limited space as you can provide ideal conditions for them by moving them around during the seasons. Dwarf trees will produce full sized fruit as it is the tree that is dwarfed and not …

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