BEN WALCOTT’S FAVOURITE NATIVE PLANTS

Eucalyptus caesia   Ground Covers: Grevillea ‘Bedspread’ Grevillea ‘Raptor’ Grevillea ‘Bronze Rambler’ Eremophila biserrata Correa decumbens ‘Mt. Lofty’ Climbers: Pandorea pandorana ‘Lady Di’ Clematis aristata Hardenbergia violacea ‘Happy Wanderer’   Grasses and grass-like plants: Themeda australis ‘Mingo’ Lomandra longifolia ‘Tanika’ Lomandra cylindrica ‘Lime Wave’   Small plants: Bulbine bulbosa Brachyscome ‘Amethyst’ Brachyscome ‘White Delight’ Chrysocephalum…

THE AUTUMN GARDEN

AUTUMN GARDEN

The Autumn Garden After enjoying the colour of a Canberra autumn, it’s time to do a little work around the garden, raking up fallen leaves from the lawn and either transferring them to garden beds as mulch, or placing them in a compost heap or bin. There will be plenty of trimming and cutting back…

AQUILEGIAS

AQUILEGIAS by Merylyn Condon   Aquilegias, ‘keen to promiscuously interbreed, and generous with their offspring’ said the holder of the National Plant Collection for Swansea in the UK. One might assume from Aquilegia vulgaris hybrids and cultivars from such a comment that the aquilegia is everyone’s worst nightmare as a weed in the garden, but…

african violet

AFRICAN VIOLETS

Hints for Growing African Violets Successfully Where to place your African violet The rule of thumb is that African violets prefer the same living conditions humans like. Avoid draughty situations such as hallways and cold rooms, especially in winter. The ideal temperature range for African violets is 16°–26° C. Outside these temperatures flowering may be…