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Hello and welcome to iGarden. Anyone who knows me will know that I am 'The Compulsive Gardener' - I love everything about gardening.

Allow me to share some of my enthusiasm and interests in gardening with a focus on the plants I know best and those that do especially well in my own Sydney garden.

This is more than just about plants: it's also about the people involved in gardening; their books and gardens; planting schemes; choosing appropriate plant types; colour selection... There is plenty to think and read about in iGarden.

So, while you are here, enjoy all my blogs, have a browse through my list of Plants and don't forget to check out the Discussion Forums, Marketplace, Garden Ramble and your local Gardening Events.

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"Winter crops"

There are lots of edibles that grow in winter!

I have always thought of July as the most dispiriting month of the year, and this July is surely shaping up to be the most dismal. I look to my garden to try to buoy my spirits: winter flowers are uplifting as I illustrated in last week's blog ... Read On »

July in my garden

What's in bloom

See the full list of what's flowering in my garden this month. Here »

Jobs to do

The coldest month brings new gardening tasks to do! Read More »

My Gardening Tip of the month

Fertilising: Annual flowers such as pansy, primula and cineraria will appreciate some foliar feeding as will bulbs. Winter-flowering perennials such as hellebores, violets, Cymbidium orchids, Bergenia and Salvia will appreciate being given a liquid fertiliser formulated to promote more blooms.

My Plant Reference

My current garden is located in one of Sydney's northern suburbs so my focus is naturally on what does well here. I have grown over 296 different plant varieties that are all described in this reference.
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"Shrubs" forum topic: "Justica Aurea"

Brian asks:
 Just wondering if anyone is growing this lovely shrub and would be willing to post me a couple of cuttings to NSW 2546? I have the red one but would like to grow the yellow one too. Many thanks. Brian.

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