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Renew Your Kangaroo Paw

A step by step guide on how to prune your kangaroo paw Kangaroo paws are very giving plants when they flower, but flowering comes at a cost to the plant in energy. So once the stems die back, a plant can look sick or half dead, when in fact it is just full of dead stems and browned […]

Native Tamarind Chutney

Native Tamarind Chutney A lovely fruity chutney, given a very special flavor from Australia’s own native tamarind. I used Diploglottis campbellii for this, their beautiful deep red colour added a beautiful glow to the finished product. 2 red onions, finely chopped 1 tablespoon of olive oil Half teaspoon of turmeric Teaspoon of fresh ginger (finely […]

Daisy Wood And Her Botanical Art

Born at Wallington near Geelong at the end of the 1800’s, at a time when this part of Victoria was still mostly virgin forest, some of Daisy Wood’s earliest memories were of roaming the bush with her parents and elder sister, revelling in the profusion of beautiful wildflowers among the wattles and gum trees. Her father was […]

Grow Your Own

Grow Your Own – How to be an Urban Farmer Many of you, it seems, are keen on growing your own food. This interest seems to be most evident in city dwellers who are increasingly seeking a connection to where their food comes from, and also an awareness that a secure supply of food is […]

Australian Native Citrus

People are discovering Australia’s own citrus, long neglected due to the small fruit and prickly nature. But once people started getting creative with the little pearls of citrus goodness inside the fruit, suddenly everyone wanted them! Delicious in seafood salads and gin & tonic, as a beautiful and tasty garnish, for sauces and marmalade, and […]

Care and Planting of Tube Stock Plants

Why small plants in tubes are a great choice Small tubes are a nice idea if you want to stock your garden with new plants, as they are much cheaper to buy than normal nursery plants in larger pots, and can often grow well and catch up to larger plants and have better root systems. They are […]

Anigozanthos flavidus ‘Landscape Violet’ – kangaroo paw

Anigozanthos Landscape Violet is from the Tall and Tough range from Gardening With Angus. It suits most soils and can be grown in sun to partial shade. Higher light levels will give  better flowering. This kangaroo paw begins flowering in spring with multi branched stems of beautiful subtle shades of very pale purple to nearly white. They will attract birds […]

Kunzea Essential Oil

Kunzea oil is a remarkable and relatively new essential oil, derived from the shrub Kunzea ambigua, which is native to New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. One of the common names for the plant is Tick Bush, a name which hints at some of the medicinal properties of the essential oil. Much of the current […]