A few frosty mornings, but frequently followed by clear blue skies and glorious sunny days - one of the reasons to live in the New England!
Warren Sheather Plants with a ground-covering growth habit, be they native or exotic, are worthwhile additions to the garden. In company with organic mulch they help to reduce weed growth and evaporation. They also provide flowers at ground level.
Dar Brookes The frosty weather has finally arrived! The rather late arrival has allowed many gardeners who grow tree dahlias (Dahlia imperialis) to enjoy an extended season of their towering beauty.
Warren Sheather Grevilleas are rather promiscuous plants and if two different varieties are in close proximity, cross pollination often occurs.
Warren Sheather Autumn has arrived and now is the time to describe some native plants that will bring colour to your garden as the weather cools. Most of the plants described have long flowering periods that extend into winter. Also all these varieties are surviving and thriving in local gardens.
Dar Brookes Take the time to drive around the district and look at the trees showing autumn colour and appreciate how lucky we are to have the climate to produce such fabulous colour in our landscape.
Warren Sheather Cottage gardens are a popular form of landscaping. They usually composed of a wide range of exotic annuals and perennials.
Warren Sheather The prostantheras (mint bushes) are close relatives of the culinary mint and most varieties have strongly aromatic foliage. They are popular garden subjects.
Dar Brookes As autumn closes in and we are enjoying the last of the fruit tree harvests, it's time to also think about ensuring a plenteous harvest from your fruit trees next year.
Warren Sheather The bottlebrushes or callistemons are one of the most widely cultivated groups of native plants. Over the years many cultivars have appeared in nurseries so that there is a bewildering array of bottlebrushes available for the garden.