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Solar-powered pest traps for the backyard?

Credit. University of Minnesota

Gardeners in the southern hemisphere look towards the warmer months of 2014 with a sense of joy and expectation — this being the real growing season. Time to order that tubestock and grow a variety of plants, trees, herbs and vegetables feed and mulch the garden and watch the backyard bloom. Continue reading Solar-powered pest traps for the backyard?

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What a year that was!

Merry Xmas from Evergreen Growers.

The gap between each Christmas seems to get smaller and smaller each year (or am I getting old?), and this year’s climax is just around the corner. It’s been a fantastic year for Evergreen Growers and we thank our customers for all the support you’ve given us during the year. Continue reading What a year that was!

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

The glorious NZ Christmas Bush has all the colours of Christmas.

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)Continue reading The NZ Christmas Bush: all the colours of the festive season

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Bleeding Heart Vine tubestock now available for pre-order!

The Bleeding Heart Vine. Wouldn't this look great sprawled across that bare fence readers?

The wonderful and evocatively-named Bleeding Heart Vine (Clerodendrum thomsoniae) is the tubestock plant we’ll be discussing this week readers. A native of tropical west Africa from Cameroon west to Senegal, this versatile and low maintenance flowering plant is suitable as a patio or pot plant in areas where the temperature is cooler and can be used to grow along fences in warmer climates. Continue reading Bleeding Heart Vine tubestock now available for pre-order!

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How we ensure that tubestock plants arrive safely

Each tubestock plant is wrapped in plastic to retain moisture

One of the most frequently asked questions we receive at Evergreen Growers is: How well do tubestock plants travel? And the follow up question: How do we pack the tubestock plants to ensure they arrive safely?

As an online nursery it is of course in our best interests to ensure that our our tubestock plants arrive at their destination in as good a condition as is possible. Therefore great care is taken to package them correctly and with enough protection to keep them safe and secure in the journey to your door. Continue reading How we ensure that tubestock plants arrive safely

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The correct way to handle tube stock seedlings

Perhaps you’ve just taken delivery of some tube stock plants from online nursery Evergreen Growers but you’re wondering about the best way to handle them. You may ask yourself: How can I minimise shock to the plant and prevent damage to the delicate roots? Continue reading The correct way to handle tube stock seedlings

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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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Inspired by the Chelsea Flower Show winner? Try your own garden design

Winner Chelsea Flower Show. Credit RHS

Earlier this week we passed on the news on our Facebook Page of the success of the Australian design team at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show. Trailfinders Australian Garden designer Philip Johnson and his Aussie team did their country proud by taking out the prestigious first prize. Not only were the team ecstatic at the award but the design inspired by an Australian bush gorge got the Royal Nod of Approval according to reports! Continue reading Inspired by the Chelsea Flower Show winner? Try your own garden design

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The White Mulberry — more than just a canopy tree

As part of our service to gardeners and growers (and those keen on setting up a productive and attractive garden) we at Evergreen Growers like to feature — and discuss — a selected plant available in our nursery.

This week it’s the turn of the versatile and fruit-bearing White Mulberry tree. Continue reading The White Mulberry — more than just a canopy tree