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Banksia Robur as a screening plant in a planter box.

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For our recent Gold Coast poolside planter-box project in Broadbeach, our choice of screening plant was the BANKSIA ROBUR or swamp banksia. This banksia was chosen because it is an attractive and hardy plant, suitable for both low hedges and pots. Growing to a little over 2 metres, the flower spikes appear usually in autumn and winter initially as bluish …

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Lomandra Seascape

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With its beautiful blue grey foliage and elegant weeping habit, it is no wonder that Australian native grasses like the Lomandra Seascape is so popular. What might be surprising, is to see it growing in the Belgium city of Bruges. The Lomandra is both drought tolerant and frost tolerant. It is evergreen in most situations and almost indestructible. The toughness …

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Wildlife in the Garden. Choosing plants to help create food and habitat.

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Wildlife In The Garden Australian cities are rapidly expanding into greenfields areas to accommodate our way of life, however, this is threatening the habitats of Australia’s wildlife. In order to sustain healthy populations of native wildlife, we need to adapt our methods of gardening in urban environments. While the average suburban backyard is not likely to become a sanctuary for …