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What are your thoughts on growing Australian natives?

The stunning NSW Waratah. Just one of the native tubestock available at Evergreen Growers.

We’ve written before about why we love Australian native gardens. In Why Have a Native Garden? and Inspired by the Chelsea Flower Show Winner? we discussed why we thought Australian natives were unique and why they were so suited to a harsh environment such as our country.

This included qualities such as their durability; their drought tolerance; their adaptability and the fact that they provide a haven for native birds. We also mentioned how you can access quality, yet affordable, native tubestock from Evergreen Growers to start a native garden of your own. Continue reading What are your thoughts on growing Australian natives?

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Banksia Integrifolia: a great choice for your coastal native garden

Bird-attracting, tough and beautiful. With a touch of history! Great for coastal planting.

Would you like to grow Australian native plants but live in a relatively exposed coastal position? There are many beautiful native plants that will still thrive under these conditions, some of these plants are available as native tubestock at Evergreen Growers.

Native plants tend to be very adaptable to a range of conditions, another reason why you will always find a number of natives that can be grown under almost any conditions. See our previous article Why have an Australian native garden? which lists the benefits of growing natives.

One of the native plants (available as native tubestock at Evergreen Growers) is the hardy and popular Coast Banksia (Banksia Integrifolia) — the plant we’d like to discuss today. Continue reading Banksia Integrifolia: a great choice for your coastal native garden