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Bushfire Gardening

Plan & plant to reduce your risk of property loss during a bushfire. There are many garden design strategies and plants that could help to protect your home during a bushfire. Here are a collection of our least flammable varieties.  

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ALGERIAN OAK
ALGERIAN OAK
PLANTS: WALO
The Algerian Oak is found throughout the Mediterranean basin, forming a broad canopy of evergreen lobed leaves, similar to the English Oak. Semi-deciduous in cooler climates. Dry-tolerant and fire-resistant, plant these as a future fire buffer and then welcome the glorious summer shade they provide. Slow growth rate.
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BABY SUN ROSE
BABY SUN ROSE
PLANTS: PAPT
The perfect ground cover for sun-drenched slopes, this spreading, mat forming succulent soaks up the searing summer sun. Thick lime green heart shaped glossy leaves keep the soil cool and weed-free. Also grows under trees and in lightly shaded areas that drain well. Its dainty hot pink flowers are a summer highlight, but only open if exposed to ...
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BLUE CHALK STICKS
BLUE CHALK STICKS
PLANTS: PSERE
This ground cover is one of the most valuable landscaping succulents. Planted en masse, it creates a dense rippling mat of compact silver-blue leaves that flow between other succulents and shrubs like a turquoise river. Once established, few weeds can penetrate the dense foliage making this plant practical as well as attractive. Syn. Senecio ser...
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BLUE CHALK STICKS (3 Plants)
BLUE CHALK STICKS (3 Plants)
PLANTS: PSERE3
‘MEMBERS SAVE WITH MULTIPACKS’ This ground cover is one of the most valuable landscaping succulents. Planted en masse, it creates a dense rippling mat of compact silver-blue leaves that flow between other succulents ...
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DWARF APPLE 'CRIPP'S PINK'
DWARF APPLE 'CRIPP'S PINK'
PLANTS: WAPPI
This popular Australian apple variety, bred in 1973, is a cross that combines the sweet juiciness of ‘Golden Delicious’ with the tartness of ‘Lady Williams’ to produce one of the best flavoured apples we can find. Best pollinators are ‘Cox’s Orange Pippin’, ‘Jonathan’ ‘Abas’ and ‘Granny Smith’.
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DWARF APPLE GRANNY SMITH
DWARF APPLE GRANNY SMITH
PLANTS: WAPGA
Australia’s own heirloom apple, this chance seedling from Mrs Anne Smith’s garden in Ryde NSW has been winning gardeners over since 1868. Bake, bottle or wait until it turns dull yellow for maximum sweetness. Its long storage qualities and vibrant taste lead to commercial viability, not only in Australia but around the world. Pollinated by ‘Cox’...
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EUPHORBIA MYRSINITES
EUPHORBIA MYRSINITES
PLANTS: PEUMY
A useful foliage and flowering plant. The spiraling leaves are so symmetrically formed, they look like they belong on a reptile rather than a plant. Flowers start acid green then fade to a dusty pink in late ...
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EUPHORBIA WULFENII
EUPHORBIA WULFENII
PLANTS: PEUW
This unusual drought-tolerant perennial flowers for a long time in sun or shade. Large lime-green flowers lift the winter garden, with blue-grey foliage creating a striking contrast among spring and summer flowering perennials. This variety was given to us by Beth Chatto and produces more vibrant flowers than other seed grown plants.
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FLAME TREE
FLAME TREE
PLANTS: WFLT
One of Australia's most famous and endearing trees, in no small part thanks to Aussie band, Cold Chisel. The tree loses its leaves at flowering time, creating a spectacular show of red like a daytime ...
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HILL'S FIG
HILL'S FIG
PLANTS: WFIHI
The ultimate lush tree, Hills Fig can also be grown as a large hedge or pruned for topiary. In low rainfall areas, it has the perfect shape to provide dense shade. In areas of summer rainfall, like Sydney, it will have buttressed roots and grow almost as large as a Moreton Bay Fig. We love it so much it’s featured in Heronswood’s famous Ficus wa...
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JELLY BEAN PLANT
JELLY BEAN PLANT
PLANTS: PSERU
Rounded jelly bean-like foliage makes an outstanding ground cover, with the added attraction that its leaves turn a bright red in the heat of summer then revert to bright green again when the days cool down.
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LAVENDER 'HIDCOTE'
LAVENDER 'HIDCOTE'
PLANTS: PLAH
Famous for the deepest of purple flowers borne on a compact silvery-leaved shrub throughout spring and summer. Prized for its highly aromatic flowers, this lavender is a favourite of oil producers, but is equally valuable as a garden plant that thrives in the harshest of summers. Drought-tolerant, adored by bees, this hardy lavender also perform...
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LAVENDER 'HIDCOTE' (3 Plants)
LAVENDER 'HIDCOTE' (3 Plants)
PLANTS: PLAH3
‘MEMBERS SAVE WITH MULTIPACKS’ Famous for the deepest of purple flowers borne on a compact, silvery- leaved shrub. Prized for its highly aromatic flowers, this lavender is favoured by oil producers, but is equally ...
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MACADAMIA 'PINKALICIOUS'
MACADAMIA 'PINKALICIOUS'
PLANTS: WMACP
The perfect flowering and fruiting Australian native garden tree, 'Pinkalicious' produces stunning pink racemes early in the season before its crop of much-loved nuts. The delectable nuts are reason enough to plant a macadamia, but this one also has bright pink flowers in spring.
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MULTIFLORA PINK ROSE
MULTIFLORA PINK ROSE
PLANTS: RMULP
MULTIFLORA: A profusion of apple-blossom-pink flowers in spring smother this vigorous, self-supporting rose. It is also commonly referred to as a wild rose, an old-world rambling rose that is superb for hedging and has lush pale green foliage. Flowers are reminiscent of apple blossoms and have a strong and musky scent. Multiflora roses will flow...
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PEAR 'CONFERENCE'
PEAR 'CONFERENCE'
PLANTS: WPECON
With elegant tapered fruit, this heirloom pear was named for the National Pear Conference of England in 1885, at which it was awarded first prize. Yields medium-to-large elongated golden fruit with sweet melting flesh. A mid-season ripener that stores well. Self-pollinating but improve pollination with ‘Doyenne du Comice’.
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PINK VALERIAN
PINK VALERIAN
PLANTS: PVAR
This old-world favourite Valerian is a spring stalwart, producing huge airy heads of reddish-pink, sweetly scented flowers over a long period. The colourful, rosy display and blue-green fleshy foliage combine well with most cottage plants, particularly spring flowering bearded iris. Centranthus will repeat flower in autumn, if trimmed back in su...
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PISTACHIO 'CHINESE'
PISTACHIO 'CHINESE'
PLANTS: WPIS
Spectacular autumn foliage in shades of orange, yellow and red for gardens in the arid zone. In spring, small white flowers will attract birds, followed by the red-purple berries. The deep root system and upright habit are suitable for smaller gardens and planting near paved areas. Medium growth rate.
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POMEGRANATE 'WONDERFUL'
POMEGRANATE 'WONDERFUL'
PLANTS: WPOWO
Exported from California throughout the world, this variety of pomegranate has become the world standard. Noted for its rich, red colour and piquant flavour, 'Wonderful' can be eaten as fresh fruit or juiced. Popular ...
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QUEENSLAND BOTTLE TREE
QUEENSLAND BOTTLE TREE
PLANTS: WBOT
If you want to plant a tree to get the neighbours talking then this is the one for you. The Bottle Tree is a hardy and adaptable Australian native; it tolerates a variety of climates and soil types and can be grown in a large pot in cooler regions. The unique swollen ‘bottle shaped’ trunk develops in 5–7 years, giving it a comical look, like som...
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VARIEGATED SUN ROSE
VARIEGATED SUN ROSE
PLANTS: PAPTV
The perfect ground cover for sun-drenched slopes, soaking up the searing summer sun while keeping the soil cool and weed-free. This variegated form produces a silvery-green carpet, contrasting beautifully with the ...
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WHITE CEDAR
WHITE CEDAR
PLANTS: WWHC
BARE ROOT POTTED. This Australian native tree is one of the very few that are deciduous, making it an ideal choice for winter light and summer shade. It makes an impressive umbrella-shaped shade tree with distinctive ridged bark, twisting over time, and mauve and white fragrant flowers in autumn. Ornamental yellow fruit, produced in profusion, h...
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WHITE VALERIAN
WHITE VALERIAN
PLANTS: PVAW
A much-loved old world favourite, this Valerian has elegant white, sweetly scented blooms, rarely without flower from spring through to autumn. Soft, fleshy blue-green foliage adds to its charm, with its airy heads of white offering the perfect companion to roses or bearded iris. As tough as they come, it thrives in all soil or garden conditions...
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WORMWOOD 'POWIS CASTLE'
WORMWOOD 'POWIS CASTLE'
PLANTS: PWOP
A mid-sized, compact mound, as dense as mercury, with feathery, silver, aromatic foliage that provides the perfect contrast to all cottage flowers. Tolerant of high winds and salt spray, 'Powis Castle' makes an effective hedge if given a hard prune every spring to keep it compact. The essential, low maintenance, garden backbone for pastel colour...
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GARLIC GAMBLER'S CHOICE
GARLIC GAMBLER'S CHOICE
BULBS: BGACOG
LAST REMAINING STOCK Gamblers Choice, lucky dip selection of garlic. Garlic needs to be planted soon, so we are clearing remaining stock with this discounted offer! Great tasting garlic ready to harvest at the start of summer, with up to 12 months of storing, you will have enough to last all year with this pack! Includes 4 packs, each with 2 hea...
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OLD WORLD ROSE COLLECTION
OLD WORLD ROSE COLLECTION
PLANTS: RCOOW
PREORDER. Cultivate romance in your garden with an easy collection of heirloom bare root roses both fragrant and dreamy. The collection includes three old world rose varieties 'Madame Isaac Periere', Rugosa 'Roseraie De L'Hay' and climber 'Mutabilis' for wonder and beauty. PREORDER. BAREROOT ROSES WILL BE DESPATCHED FROM MID-JULY
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2 year membership  + Free Seed Sowing Poster and 2 seed packets
2 year membership + Free Seed Sowing Poster and 2 seed packets
Membership: MNE2SP2
A beautifully illustrated heirloom ‘sow what when’ poster for all areas of Australia so that you'll never have to think about what to sow this month again! You will also receive some free Cauliflower 'Mini' and Kale 'Red Russian' seeds to get your garden started.
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