Category Archives: Flowers Galore
Flowers are such an important part of any garden set up, whether it is a sustainable edible patch, native or purely ornamental. This section is all about some of my favourite flowering annuals, perennials, climbers, shrubs and trees plus the benefits of flowers and their role in our ecosystems.
The Coucals of Mt Crosby
Here I visit the wonderful garden of Jan and Jim Flannigan “The Coucals of Mt Crosby’ in the western suburbs of Brisbane. Continue reading The Coucals of Mt Crosby
Growing Bulbs in The Subtropics
You can grow bulbs in subtropical climates you just have to know which ones and understand that some are best treated as annuals. Continue reading Growing Bulbs in The Subtropics
Subtropical Cottage Gardens
Here in Brisbane a Cottage Garden seems a distant and unattainable garden dream but with careful and appropriate selection of plant species you can still create a beautiful floriferous cottage garden that would give any cool climate cottage a garden run for its money.
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Vanilla – More Precious Than Gold
Ask the average person on the street where do they think vanilla comes from and you are generally met with a lot of ums and ahhs, most are completely unaware that this sensational flavour comes from the seed pod of an orchid.