Menu Index: Australian Plant Videos

Hairpin banksia (Banksia spinulosa) to attract small nectar feeding birds to your garden video

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’ […]

Banksia ‘Giant Candles’

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 […]

Creating an Australian Garden book -video

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 […]

Banksia plagiocarpa – Hinchinbrook Island Banksia

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. […]

Angus’s Outback Adventure

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 […]

Westringia ‘Flat and Fruity’ -video

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.