Pansy flowers perfect as a garnish.

If the food in The Gardenworld Cafe was not already delicious by itself, today it was beautifully garnished by our chefs. They have used freshly picked pansies – plants from the viola family. Pansy flowers are actually edible and are sometimes seen in salads,along with other edible flowers such as nasturtiums and calendula. This time …

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Nasturtium the urban rambler.

By James Wall Yes the nasturtium is a bit of a rambler, or a roamer. I like to think of it as a plant  that likes a bit of a wander. It is a fast growing annual plant that comes from Peru and Ecuador in South America. It has large round leaves and red to orange …

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‘The Block’ hits Gardenworld…

One of Gardenworld’s resident design teams, Phillip Withers Landscape Design have been working really hard over the past week on a terrace garden on the hit television show on channel 9 – the ‘The Block’. Phillip, is pictured centre, with Maxine and Karstan. Outdeco screens are available at Lotus Watergardens and online. They put together …

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Fairy Magnolia Cream – fragrant early spring flowers.

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This stunner of a plant is looking at its absolute best right now ! Fairy Magnolia Cream (Also available is Fairy Magnolia Blush). What we love about it is that the half open flowers look like a tight tulip, but then open into a gorgeous lush flower. This Tesselaar plant release has masses of creamy …

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Australian Garden Show – Sydney 2014

It’s been a busy month or so leading up to the Australian Garden Show Sydney (AGSS), with 3 designers located in the Landscape Design Studio at Gardenworld making the journey to Sydney to complete 3 individual gardens for the Australian Garden Show Sydney. Brent Reid and Kim Earl from Candeo Design and Phillip Withers of …

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Happy Wanderer – Hardenbergia violacea

By Bonnie-Marie Hibbs Looking fantastic at the moment is an Australian native plant called Hardenbergia violacea, or commonly known as the ‘Happy Wanderer’ vine. It is one of my favourite climbers, mainly due to the impressive flower chains it produces at this time of year. With winter being cold and a little gloomy it is …

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New cutting tools from Dramm.

By James Wall We have just received our first shipment of value priced cutting tools from Dramm. I have always admired the Dramm watering wands for their quality and usefulness when watering plants, so I was excited to give these new cutters a go. Dramm strives to produce products that save time and energy while providing …

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Worldwide shortage of kale seed.

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Just read a story on the ABC website about kale. It has been so popular, that the seed suppliers are running out of seed. Since kale was declared a ‘superfood’, its sales have been phenomenal. Read the story on the ABC website here.  

Just a nice little garden.

By James Wall My sister and her family have just sold their house, and I have always liked what they have done with their front garden. Of course they had a little bit of help with landscape design from Carolyn and Joby Blackman of Vivid Design, the people that also did the gold winning Gardener’s …

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Growing Dwarf Citrus in Pots Part Two

By Dennis Ting If you missed part one, CLICK HERE In the Part 1 of Growing Dwarf Potted Citrus I outlined how to select a tree, a pot, potting mix and plant up your young tree. I have spent the last 12 months observing my own trees and they have had to cope with extreme conditions …

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