Shield Your Home’s Privacy with Screening & Hedging Plants

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Do you ever feel the need to protect the privacy of your home from unwelcome gazes? You don’t need to spend heavily on constructing a wall or a fence to prevent these stares.  Grow some fast-growing hedges which will act as a dense screen to block any unwanted attention. Additionally, colourful foliage and attractive flowers of these plants add to the visual appeal of your home.

Some of the commonly grown hedging and screening plants do not need much nurturing and ...

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Benefits of Ornamental Plants

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Plants – ornamental or edible – help sustain life on the Earth.  Indoor and outdoor plants improve the aesthetics of our homes and offices, and also contribute towards a greener planet.  While edible plants add in a big way towards our nutritional sustenance (sense of taste), ornamental plants appeal to some of our other senses benefitting us in numerous ways.

Visual Appeal:  Ornamental/flowering plants – climbers, creepers, hedge plants, or garden plants – are all pleasing to the eyes. Additionally, ...

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Spectacular Beauty of Camellias for Your Garden

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Camellias are one of the most beautiful flowering plants that can transform your garden into a magical realm. The biggest attraction of all camellias is versatility as there are a great number of them, and each is spectacular in its unique beauty. Many of the varieties will allow you to create a hedge that will look truly magnificent while in bloom. However, there are some species are small enough to grow in hanging baskets.

We offer a wide range of camellia ...

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Autumn: time to take stock and plan ahead in the garden

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As the autumn equinox passes us by, here Down Under its time to take stock of the garden, do some clearing out, set the beds and plan ahead. Who said autumn was a time for gardeners to relax?

Luckily here at Evergreen Growers we understand that autumn, despite being the harbinger of cooler weather to come, is hardly the time of year to stop work in the garden. We understand are still looking to take advantage of some remaining warmth to ...

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Flowering plants and climate change: will they adapt?

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At this time of year gardeners always start to think towards the future. What to plant for the upcoming summer months, how to plan the garden for the New Year — whether to put in that new garden bed, what to grow and how much tubestock to order from Evergreen Growers to fill those gaps in the hedge, beds and backyards.

However thinking towards 2014 may also give the gardening fraternity pause for wider thought. What about the big ...

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The NZ Christmas Bush: all the colours of the festive season

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A number of Australian plants and shrubs often associated with this time of year are the ones known as the Christmas Bush. Confusingly there are a number under this name though they are different species. One example is the Victorian Christmas Bush (Prostanthera lasianthos), another is the NSW Christmas Bush (Ceratopetalum)

However another, perhaps lesser-known, species from our part of the world is the glorious NZ Christmas Bush (Metrosideros Thomasii). Again it may have been ...

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The magnificent Jacaranda

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Gazing out of the local library window, while working in the recently devastated town of Springwood, I noticed a beautiful Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimisofolia) tree in full bloom.

The stunning purple flowers seemed to offer a sign of hope and even escapism to residents of this Blue Mountains town, west of Sydney where nearly 200 homes were destroyed by bushfire just a month ago.

When I first moved to Sydney, I spent some time living and working (and getting married!) in the suburb ...

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Watering smart: the key to healthy plants

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As temperatures rise over the long weekend, one of the perennial questions asked by gardeners is when and for how long should I water my garden? Whether its that native tubestock you recently purchased or a punnet of seedlings, correct methods of watering may make the difference between their survival or demise.

Water is a scarce resource here in Australia — the world’s driest continent — and gardeners should always be mindful of water restrictions imposed by local authorities. The restrictions, ...

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Using flowering tubestock plants to help attract bees

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All gardeners, particularly those who also grow vegetables, understand the important role bees play. Many readers will also have heard of the threat bees face to their very existence with allegations that pesticides have decimated bee populations abroad.

While the same problems haven’t yet hit Australia in quite the same way, gardeners understand that protection — and encouragement — of their most efficient pollinators are essential to the health of the garden.

There are many pollinators in the garden but ...

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Using Photinia plants as a hedge to enhance your garden

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As the promise of warmer days starts to turn into reality, many gardeners are beginning to think of updating, or re-planning, the look of their garden. This may include the addition of an attractive hedge as a privacy screen or just to enhance the existing trees, shrubs and flower beds. One of the best shrubs for this purpose are the versatile and colourful photinia plants.

Originating from the warm, temperature of Asia, photinia plants are hardy, with medium water ...

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