Category: Inspiration

Long-leaf waxflower mid winter

Philotheca myoporoides, the Long-leaf Waxflower, is a hardy large shrub with a long flowering season of small but showy pale flowers set amid a firm mid-green foliage. It is a hardy plant that will thrive through cold and drought. #MidWinterFlowers #australiannative #australiannatives #australiannativeplants #australiannativeflora #australianflora #nativegardeninspiration #nsw #australia #nature #garden #australiagram #horticulture #shadehouse #greenhouse #plantnursery …

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Dragonflies

Historically, there were some 22 dragonfly or damselfly species recorded in the Yass Valley region. More recently, however, these have dwindled to just 10: the blue-spotted hawker, Australian emperor, eastern billabongfly, metallic ringtail, wandering percher, Australian emerald, tau emerald, common bluetail, orange threadtail, and the blue skimmer. Dragonflies are great to have around your garden …

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Grevillea iaspicula coming into flower

Grevillea iaspicula, also known as Wee Jasper grevillea, is an endangered shrub species that is endemic to southern New South Wales in Australia. Here’s one of mine slowly coming out into flower.

New garden border

I decided to add a border to a garden I established not that long ago. The garden itself has a philotheca, an acacia, and a grevillea, so a native border will compliment them nicely. As the soil is poor clay, I decided to dig a trench for the planting and then backfill with quality Martins …

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Feeding the local bees – yellow box

The tree was humming this morning with local bees feeding on the sweet nectar of Eucalyptus melliodora, commonly known as yellow box.    

Gardening Australia – winning natives

This garden is stunning! Maria and Gordon Reynolds have received several Carnival of the Flowers competition awards for their garden and although this gives them a real boost, their main motivation is to show people what can be achieved with native plants. The garden has been created over a 10 year period and is jam-packed …

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Gardening Australia – Gorgeous Gums

Eucalypts are an iconic group of Australian trees and they occur right across the country. Many are too large for the average-sized garden but Josh showcases some modest sized West Australian species that might be worth trying out. http://www.abc.net.au/gardening/factsheets/gorgeous-gums/10248678

Gardening Australia – new digs

Check this for a great use of small local natives. Millie is passionate about sourcing local, unique and cheap materials and putting them to work. Costa is keen to check out her new place in the Central Highlands, about an hour North West of Melbourne. http://www.abc.net.au/gardening/factsheets/new-digs/10247038