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The Lilly Pilly — versatile, tough and native beauty (Part One)

Closeup of lilly pilly fruit
Every now and then Evergreen Growers will be publishing helpful and informative articles about selected plants and flowers. This week sees the start of a two part series on the magnificent lilly pilly. Continue reading The Lilly Pilly — versatile, tough and native beauty (Part One)

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Watering smart: the key to healthy plants

Daffodils. Note the mulch.

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. Continue reading Watering smart: the key to healthy plants

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Using Photinia plants as a hedge to enhance your garden

The Photinia Red Robin. Now available from Evergreen Growers.

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. Continue reading Using Photinia plants as a hedge to enhance your garden

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Why have an Australian native garden?

When planning a garden, it makes great sense to feature natives. Not only do Australian natives vary widely in selection and variety but they are recognised as being amongst the most stunning in the world. Don’t just take our word for it, check here for our article on the winner of the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show. Even the Queen was impressed! Continue reading Why have an Australian native garden?