Austraflora Babies

Austraflora Babies

Today we thought we’d show you these lovely plants – the perfect little addition to your garden! Each of these plants is easy to grow, and only requires a minimal trim once a year or so. Make sure that your soil is well drained, and feed with a Native low P fertiliser. You can either pop them in your garden amongst your other plants, plant en masse for a carpet of colour, or place in a pot or container to really jazz up your courtyard or patio. Grevillea Coral Baby is a neat little shrub with fine foliage and delicate pale pink flowers. From winter to spring this little beauty will bloom and delight. Butterflies and honeyeaters will flock to your garden to feast on the nectar. Grevillea Jelly Baby is a favourite at Austraflora, and it’s easy to see why with it’s show-stopping dark pink flowers. During winter to spring, the grey foliage will be absolutely covered in pink and give your garden a real “wow” factor! Grevillea Rosy’s Baby is fabulous for a small garden. The soft green bronze-tipped foliage has lantern like flower heads of pink and cream, displayed on the outside of the foliage. It will produce these beautiful flowers throughout winter, spring and early summer.   Grevillea Coral Baby Grevillea Jelly Baby Grevillea Rosy’s...
Springtime Sweethearts

Springtime Sweethearts

We’re smitten for native plants this spring, and their spectacular flowers! Show your garden some love, and treat them with Flourish Native from Searles. Flourish Native is a blended, soluble, complete plant food, which is formulated specifically with a low phosphorous (P) content to suit the requirements of many native and phosphorous sensitive plants. You can apply easily with a watering can. Soak in around plant’s roots and out beyond the foliage drip-line. For even quicker results, you can apply directly to the foliage. It is the perfect treatment as a ‘pick me up’ for a tired native, and will make your blooms absolutely glow! Now is a great time of the year to apply, just before fresh spring growth and flowers. Here’s our pick for the garden this spring: Callistemon Cherry Time Pandorea Wonga Gold Sunrise Pimelea Snowflake Grevillea Bush Picnic (pictured) Correa Dusky...
Photography Competition Winners 2017

Photography Competition Winners 2017

Congratulations to our amazing winners of the Austraflora Photography Competition for 2017! It’s been a big one this year – 2000 entries, 52 Shortlisted Photos, and finally these amazing 12 Photographs. All of these glorious photos will feature in the Austraflora Calendar 2018 with proceeds going towards Multiple Sclerosis Limited. The details of the prizes can be found in this article: Austraflora Photo Comp Prizes 2017. The biggest thanks to Canon Australia, PhotoPICO and Fiskars Australia.   First Second Third Fourth & Fifth “Cycas media” by Rachel Kneubuhler “Karijini National Park WA” by Donna Colliver Finalists “Acacia sp.” by Jo Crosbie “Grevillea lanigera” by Katharine Campbell “Callistemon sp.” by Emma Collins “Ptilotus macrocephalus” by Rebecca Duncum “Cheiranthera linearis” by David Kleinert “Mangaroon Creek in Gascoyne WA” by Jason Slade “Leptospermum sp.” by Helen...
The New Ridgemore Collection

The New Ridgemore Collection

We’re loving Northcote Pottery‘s new urbanLITE ‘Ridgemore’ family of pots! They’re made from high quality fibre-clay so they’re lightweight, textural and perfect for a showy native plant display. 1. Start with a set of Ridgemore U pots in striking washed black. 2. In the biggest pot make a feature of Adenanthos ‘Silver Sensation’ with striking silver foliage. 3. Fill the second pot with Grevillea ‘Rosy’s Baby’ which boasts showy pink and cream flowers from early winter to early summer on a plant 50-100 cm tall. 4. Add another splash of pink to your potted display with Bauera ‘Rose Carpet’ in the 3rd pot. It’s a groundcover to just 50 cm tall with pretty magenta pink mini rose-like flowers through most of year. 5. Then complete your potted picture with Hibbertia ‘Sun Shine’ a ground hugging variety, which is smothered in sunshine yellow blooms all year round. You can find Ridgemore pots at your local independent nursery or garden centre. Grevillea Rosy’s Baby...
Austraflora Photo Comp Prizes 2017

Austraflora Photo Comp Prizes 2017

This is our 6th year running the Austraflora Photography Competition! 2000 photos of native flora and landscapes have been entered via our Facebook page, to be judged by an expert horticultural and photography panel from Austraflora and Canon determining the top 12 winners. Good luck to all who have entered! First Prize Our first prize is flights to Melbourne, accommodation at a luxury hotel, and tickets to the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show in March 2018. The winner will also receive a PowerShot G5 X from Canon, an Austraflora Tote Bag, plus a $50 giftvoucher for PhotoPICO. Their winning photo will be printed in the 2018 Austraflora Calendar, with their photo featured on the front cover. Second Prize Our second prize is a PowerShot G7 X II from Canon. The winner will also receive an Austraflora Tote Bag, plus a $50 giftvoucher for PhotoPICO. Their winning photo will be printed in the 2018 Austraflora Calendar. Third Prize Our third prize is a PowerShot G9 X II from Canon. The winner will also receive an Austraflora Tote Bag, plus a $50 giftvoucher for PhotoPICO. Their winning photo will be printed in the 2018 Austraflora Calendar. Fourth Prize & Fifth Prize Our fourth and fifth prizes are a Fiskars Xact Weed Puller – With an ergonomically designed handle for comfort and support, while you remove your root weeds effortlessly. The winners will also receive an Austraflora Tote Bag, plus a $50 giftvoucher for PhotoPICO. Their winning photos will be printed in the 2018 Austraflora Calendar. Finalists The 7 remaining finalists will receive an Austraflora Tote Bag, plus a $50 giftvoucher for PhotoPICO. Their winning photo will be printed in the 2018 Austraflora...