The daisies are perhaps the largest group of plants in the world. Worldwide, there are more than 32,000 species with about 100 of these native to Australia.
Dar Brookes It is a sobering thought that it will take 20 years to replace a 20-year-old tree if it dies.
Warren Sheather The leptospermums are universally known as tea trees and are common in local bushland.
Dar Brookes These hot days are a great opportunity for some armchair gardening to avoid being out in of the extreme heat of the day.
Warren Sheather Growing plants in pots may be used to brighten up balconies, decks, patios and other outdoor areas.
Warren Sheather We recently described a number of hakeas from the eastern states. This time it is the turn of Western Australia, the home of a bewildering range of native plants including about 70 hakea species.
Warren Sheather We tend to think of native plants as trees, shrubs and ground covers, but there are some species that develop into climbers and provide different landscaping opportunities for gardeners.
Dar Brookes The flowering period for many perennials, repeat-flowering roses and annuals can be extended considerably if old flowers are removed as soon as they fade.
Warren Sheather The melaleucas belong to the Myrtaceae family, together with the better known callistemons, eucalypts and leptospermums.
Dar Brookes Roses, lilacs, sweet peas, lily of the valley, sweet peas, lavender, tuberose, philadelphus (mock orange), honeysuckle and viburnum are in flower now - cut some for a vase to enjoy those scents indoors.