This video is all about how to attract small nectar feeding birds to your garden. The hairpin banksia (Banksia spinulosa) is one of the best Australian plants for this purpose. There are many variations of hairpin banksia available with respect to flower colour and height. The dwarf cultivars such as ‘Birthday Candles’ and ‘Coastal Cushion’ […]
This video is about Australian plants that will provide protection and shelter for smaller birds that you may want to attract to your garden. Many Australian wattles such as prickly moses (Acacia ulicifolia) is one such species that is indigenous to the Sydney region but there are other species that can be selected that are […]
This video introduces one of the largest flowering of all the banksias, and one that is fabulous for the garden in temperate regions that are free of heavy frost. It is reputedly a hybrid between the hairpin banksia (B. spinulosa) and the heath-leafed banksia (B ericifolia) and grows into a fairly dense medium sized shrub […]
This is a video about Angus Stewart’s book Creating an Australian Garden. This book is a guide for people who would like to create garden based on Australian plants. It covers all the basics of how to create the garden from scratch as well as an extensive listing of Australian plant cultivars that allow the gardener […]
This video describes the Hinchinbrook Island Banksia (Banksia plagiocarpa), a fantastic medium sized shrub that grows well in Australia in coastal areas from Queensland to Victoria. One of its most beautiful features (which is shown in the video) is the steely grey metallic flower buds that make a great cut flower in their own right. […]
This video is all about a road trip Angus Stewart and friends did in 2011 to the NSW outback. The trip was done in the aftermath of a couple of seasons of really good rain. So there are some outstanding displays of wildflowers such as Sturt’s Desert Pea and rare and endangered grevillea kennedyana. This […]
This is a video about an outstanding Australian ground covering plant and how to use and grow it in your garden. Botanically speaking it belongs to the genus Gastrolobium which has also been know in the past as Brachysema. A particularly good form of the plant has been grown by various nurseries under the cultivar […]
This is a video about a prostrate ground covering form of coastal rosemary (Westringia fruticosa). This species has a well deserved reputation as a tough, adaptable and reliable garden plant, especially for coastal areas. “Flat and Fruity’ is perfect for spilling over retaining walls, embankments and rockeries.