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In early spring, the whole landscape seems cloaked with a fuzz of luminescent, lime-coloured leaves.
Fragrant winter-flowering plants can get us out into the garden in July!
The Acanthus family contains some attractive shrubs for winter blooms.
Late winter sees the arrival of the exquisite blooms of hybrid hellebores.
Daisies seem to epitomise spring and there are lots to choose from for Sydney gardens.
Rhizomatous Begonia are flowering at the moment, and can create an effective carpet in shady places.
Summer colour does not have to be all about flowers - there are wonderful foliage plants which flourish in our Sydney climate.
Bromeliads provide a solution to difficult, dry, shady spots in Sydney gardens.
The use of dark-tinted foliage can add drama and interest to garden borders.
Pink seems to be the colour of early spring.
An afternoon visiting gardens brings delight and inspiration.
Some beautiful silver-foliage plants thrive in shade.
Tough and undemanding plants from my parents' garden are favourites in my own.
A garden border combining a mixed planting of different groundcovers forms a living tapestry.
We have endured one of the hottest weeks on record in our gardens, but plants have still provided solace.
A stroll in the garden reveals many plants with attractive winter foliage.
As one gets older, there is the need to rethink aspects of one's garden.
There are some tough and undemanding groundcovers that grow well in the shade.
A day in the garden reminds me of the value of tough bromeliads.
I recently paid a visit to a Sydney Begonia nursery.
A number of bromeliads are flowering in my garden now.
I pay homage to some of the quiet achievers in difficult spots in the garden.
Some small perennials flower this month - a reminder of my cottage garden days.
Meet some plants that have a 'spidery' look.
These plants make a carpet in shade.
I am trying to avoid bare earth!
Some plants love to ramble!
Many plants seem to enjoy being planted close together.