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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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"Autumn leaves"

Though we don't experience the full splendour of autumn leaves found in cool regions, we can still have a good display.

Autumn leaves are at their peak right now making our gardens and indeed our whole landscape change dramatically, and this year seems to be a particularly good one. Alas, in Sydney we do not experience the full foliage splendour found in areas such as the Blue Mountains or the Southern Highlands. The cooler nights and more extreme day/night temperature differences in such areas allow for the best development of the coloured leaf pigments as chlorophyll is withdrawn from the leaves of decidu ... Read On »

May in my garden

What's in bloom

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


Jobs to do

May heralds cooler weather and the colouring of autumn leaves. And there is plenty for us to do in the garden! Read More »


My Gardening Tip of the month

Move potted Cymbidium orchids into a sunny spot now. They need bright light to form their flower spikes. Feed them with an orchid fertiliser formulated to encourage 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 291 different plant varieties that are all described in this reference.
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"Plant/Seed Swap" forum topic: "Impatiens Bicaudata"

Mandy asks:
 I wonder if anyone could give me seeds or a cutting of the Impatiens Bicaudata. I have tried to locate this plant online without success. Thanks, Mandy.

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