Ornamentals

You can mix up different varieties of zinnias for a colourful garden.

Plant colourful summer zinnias

November 2021

Looking for an easygoing plant that doesn’t mind the heat of summer and does equally well in sprawling gardens or containers on balconies? Zinnias are the answer. 

The electric hued blue native, Lechenaultia biloba.

Blooming blue flowers!

November 2020

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

Peace rose

Roses of yesteryear

June 2018

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

Love-in-a-mist

Love-in-a-mist

December 2017

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

Red salvia flowers

Shimmering salvias

July 2017

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

Red poppy

Poppy planting time

May 2019

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

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Gardens for the future?

August 2016

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

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