The electric hued blue native, Lechenaultia biloba.

Blooming blue flowers!

Wed, 25/11/2020 - 4:45pm

Although blue flowers are relatively rare, they are well worth searching out, writes Helen McKerral, adding beauty and colour to your garden.

Red poppy

Poppy planting time

Sat, 11/05/2019 - 2:40pm

Planting poppy seed, Penny Woodward explains, takes a little care.

Peace rose

Roses of yesteryear

Thu, 07/06/2018 - 12:00am

Penny Woodward investigates roses of yesteryear, and lists her top picks. 



Sat, 16/12/2017 - 2:29pm

Penny Woodward says that despite its delicate looks, love-in-a-mist is surprisingly tough and easy to grow.

Red salvia flowers

Shimmering salvias

Tue, 18/07/2017 - 2:35pm

Penny Woodward says she wouldn't be without these surperb ornamental salvias in her garden.

RBGV herbarium

Gardens for the future?

Sun, 14/08/2016 - 6:03pm

PENNY WOODWARD says that you can have your say about these iconic gardens.

Red succulent, sedum

Succulent sedums

Sun, 22/02/2015 - 3:57pm

Sometimes we forget about the tough, hard working plants in our gardens, says PENNY WOODWARD

There’s nothing bad about Banksias

Wed, 21/03/2012 - 5:23pm

The Big Bad Banksia Men have terrorised the dreams of Aussie schoolchildren for decades. But JUSTIN RUSSELL wirtes that there's nothing bad about banksias, and in fact, they have an important role...