Plants (A-Z)

Cyathea Cooperi tree fern

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Planted August 2019 in front west garden towards the bottom of the slope. It is shaded by trees above, and most morning sun will be blocked by the westringia. The plan is that it will grow to be an understory plant and get more sun as it is bigger and more able to cope as… Read more

Dianella brevipendunctulata – Blue Flax-Lily

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Dianella berries (November 2018) on front verge. Rich purple berries follow delicate flowers. Bought as tubestock (3), Kumbartcho, December 2016.Planted on west side of tank. Bought as tubestock (30), Kumbartcho, December 2016.Planted on south side of verge. Label says:Herb to 60 cm HighAspect: Full Sun / Semi-ShadeSoil/Conditions: Dry / Well-DrainedEvergreen Perennial, Dark Green arching strap-like… Read more

Dichondra repens – Kidney Weed

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Creeping herb with green circular leaves. Said to have greenish-white 5 mm flowers in Spring/Summer but I have yet to see any. I find this a useful creeping groundcover in the front lawn, on the verge, on mulched paths.  It dries out quickly in hot sun but usually comes back again when it’s cooler. Mows… Read more

Enchylaena tomentosa – Ruby Saltbush

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Bought as tubestock from Kumbartcho Nursery, December 2016. Planted in south-west corner I will watch how it goes – for consideration in the native verge garden to be planted out this autumn. Shrub to 0.5 Metres High by 1 Metre across Aspect: Full Sun Soil/Conditions: Adaptable / Moist to Sandy Description: Dense Prostrate Habit Evergreen… Read more

Eupomatia laurina – Native Guava

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Bought as tubestock from Kumbartcho Nursery 10/12/2016 Label says: Semi-shade, well-drained to 5m tall. Open arching habit, evergreen, cream daisy-shaped flowers in late spring/early summer. Green urn-shaped fruit. Attracts fruit eating birds Eastern dusk-flat butterfly host plant Aboriginal food and tool source fruit can be used for jam Wikipedia – Eupomatia laurina: In cultivation E… Read more

Front Pond and Native Pond Plants

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In December 2013, my Christmas present to myself was a pond. It’s in the front bed which means the morning sun comes in at the side. Plants are: NYMPHOIDES PURPLE MOZAIC – Yellow water fringe lily . Bought from Mappins at West End – said that it needs 5 hours of sun to flower (less… Read more