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How to Grow Camellias

Do you have a shady part of your garden? Then camellias can bring colour to what might otherwise be a dull part of your yard. Great tips on getting the best Camellia for your garden.

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Dahlias

Dahlias

Garden fashions come in cycles and there’s no doubt that, right now, dahlias are back in vogue.

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Daylilies

Daylilies

While it’s true that daylilies are some of the toughest of plants, they’ll be much better performers if they’re given some basic good care.

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Flowering Annuals

Flowering Annuals

One of the best ways to get quick colour into your garden is with flowering annuals.

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Read more about Care for camellias after flowering

Care for camellias after flowering

While camellias are top of mind, give some thought to how you are going to care for them

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Hanging Baskets

Hanging Baskets

Hanging baskets look wonderful decorating verandahs and porches, or softening other garden structures.

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Read more about Rhododendrons

Rhododendrons

It’s only been more recently that the warm climate rhododendrons have become readily available

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Fruchsias

Fuchsias

Here are some tips on growing and caring for Fuchsias

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Lilliums

Liliums

Liliums, the true lilies, aren’t grown as much as they deserve to be.

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Moth orchids

With their exotic colours and markings, they might more appropriately be called ‘butterfly’ orchids

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Azaleas

Azaleas

Judy Horton presents a short video with advice on growing azaleas

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Read more about Chrysanthemum care

Chrysanthemum care

Their long, nearly-unpronounceable name ends in ‘mum’ and their flowering coincides with Mother’s Day.

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Magnolia

Magnolias

There are dozens of magnolia varieties, and making a choice can be a formidable task.

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Geraniums

Judy Horton presents a short video on growing Geraniums

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Read more about Lilium season

Lilium season

Many gardeners don’t realise how easy liliums are to grow.

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Mandevillas

Among the prettiest of the summer-flowering vines are the South American mandevillas.

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Bulbs

Bulbs

Spring bulbs are some of the easiest flowers to grow.

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Read more about Sasanqua camellias

Sasanqua camellias

The autumn/early winter-flowering sasanqua camellia is also known as the tough camellia

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Polyanthus

Polyanthus

The modern primrose relatives known as polyanthus are much loved for the cheerful colour.

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Sweet Peas

Sweet Peas

The sight and scents of sweet peas always seem to transport adults back to the sun-drenched gardens of their childhood.

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Orchids

Orchids

A short video on how to grow beautiful orchids.

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Read more about Growing hydrangeas

Growing hydrangeas

For most of us hydrangea means the large, mop-headed puffs of bloom that brighten up the summer garden

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Growing azaleas

It’s hard to beat azaleas when it comes to producing a mass of garden colour in winter and spring

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African Violets

African violets are almost perfect indoor plants. They need minimal care and seem happier if they aren’t given too much water.

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Read more about Rhododendron season

Rhododendron season

Want an aristocrat in your garden? Well, grow a rhododendron – it will add a touch of class to any home landscape

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Growing geraniums

While the experts keep telling us that common geraniums are really pelargoniums, most of us take no notice.

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Read more about Hellebores – roses of winter

Hellebores – roses of winter

They’re also called Christmas roses, Lenten roses or simply nicknamed ‘hellebores’.

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Strappy-leafed plants beat the heat

Strappy leaf plants are amazingly versatile in the landscape. Here is information on some popular varieties.

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Tibouchinas – purple glory for the autumn garden

Although they originated in South America, tibouchinas have become very much part of the Australian garden.

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Time to think spring bulbs

Now that summer’s in retreat, it’s time to think about planning and planting the winter/spring garden.

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Growing grevilleas

There are hundreds of species of grevilleas growing in an incredibly wide range of natural habitats around Australia.

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Growing kangaroo paws

Much loved for their clusters of clawlike flowers that open from the furry, tactile buds

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Remembrance plants for Anzac Day

Anzac Day this year will be a particularly poignant occasion as it will be 100 years since the start of World War 1. A simple thing you can do in your own backyard is to make a remembrance planting to mark this anniversary.

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Magnificent magnolias

August is the height of magnolia season. While many of the deciduous varieties start blooming in July, magnolias reach their peak in August. Learn more about these magnificent flowers.

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Gardenias Are Warm Weather Favourites

With their evergreen good looks and refined, white, stunningly perfumed flowers, Gardenias are a favourite with Australian gardeners.

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