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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AGAVE 'SILVER TRIM' PBR
AGAVE 'SILVER TRIM' PBR
PLANTS: WAGS
A cool selection of agave with an icy-silver margin on the leaf giving this tough summer performer an edge in the garden. Agaves are the easiest of plants to grow and provide a `set-and-forget' textural focus either in...
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ALOE 'FAIRY PINK' PBR
ALOE 'FAIRY PINK' PBR
PLANTS: PALFP
A unique aloe with delicate, white buds lightly brushed in apricot-pink at the base. Popular with bird watchers as the birds will flock to your garden to sample their sweet nectar. Flowers for weeks with flower spike...
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AVOCADO 'BACON'
AVOCADO 'BACON'
PLANTS: WAVB
This broad-spreading avocado makes a majestic shade or screening tree that rivals anything purely ornamental. It is so productive, fruit growing guru Louis Glowinski counted 200 fruits on his one tree! `Bacon' is a B-type ...
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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
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 ...
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CLIVIA PEACH
CLIVIA PEACH
PLANTS: PCLP
The softest of luscious peach trumpets with a delicate creamy-yellow throat are held in compact bunches on 30cm long stems. Complements cream and red clivias for a massed effect. Perfect for low light positions.
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COTYLEDON ORBICULATA - Silver waves
COTYLEDON ORBICULATA - Silver waves
PLANTS: PCOOR
Powdery silver-white leaves create a sea of foliage. As this variety does not flower it is perfect with all pastel colour schemes. This ground cover is as tough as they come, it will take the extremes of ...
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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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FEIJOA - PINEAPPLE GUAVA
FEIJOA - PINEAPPLE GUAVA
PLANTS: WPIG
Highly aromatic, delicious, torpedo-shaped fruits are produced in abundance from fluffy red and white flowers with edible petals. A tough screening shrub, hedge or small tree, feijoas are drought-tolerant once ...
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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 ...
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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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KALANCHOE PUMILA
KALANCHOE PUMILA
PLANTS: PKAP
Clean, silver new leaves age to dark grey with a pink-blushed wavy margin. Delicate cup-shaped lilac-pink flowers with prominent yellow stamen sit comfortably amongst this charming, decorative foliage for up to five ...
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PISTACHIO 'CHINESE'
PISTACHIO 'CHINESE'
PLANTS: WPIS
BARE ROOT POTTED. Spectacular autumn foliage 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.
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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 an Australian native and can be grown in a large pot in cooler climates or in the garden. The swollen trunk gives it a comical look, like something you would expect to see in a Dr Seuss book!
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Rock Samphire
Rock Samphire
PLANTS: WROS
As the species name suggests, this plant will thrive in coastal gardens, forming a tight ground cover in rocky cracks and sandy soils. The fleshy, green-blue leaves are prepared as a pickle and used as a condiment ...
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SEDUM 'MATRONA'
SEDUM 'MATRONA'
PLANTS: PSEMA
With maroon stems and clusters of pale pink flowers, this sedum makes a fascinating display in any garden or vase. This variety takes on wonderful russet colours during autumn as the pale-pink flowerheads fade to reddish-brown.
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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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WORMWOOD 'POWIS CASTLE'
WORMWOOD 'POWIS CASTLE'
PLANTS: PWOP
A low compact mound, as dense as mercury, provides the perfect foliage 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 garden backbone for pastel colour schemes.
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WORMWOOD 'VALERIE FINNIS'
WORMWOOD 'VALERIE FINNIS'
PLANTS: PWOV
An invaluable foliage plant with distinctive lance-shaped leaves terminating in striking white rosettes, this wonderful perennial was named for 'Valerie Finnis', a renowned British photographer and gardener. An excellent foil in the garden or perennial border. Also suited to cut flower arrangements.
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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.
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ARGENTINE OMBU
ARGENTINE OMBU
PLANTS: WARO
The Argentine Umbrella Tree, or Ombu, is a botanical curiosity that is very rarely seen in nurseries. It’s a fast-growing tree that grows 2 metres high in 2-3 years and has a massive swollen trunk that gives rise to snake-like buttressed roots. A superb evergreen shade tree that thrives on neglect, it can withstand the longest of droughts by dra...
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BABY SUN ROSE
BABY SUN ROSE
PLANTS: PAPT
The perfect ground cover for sun-drenched slopes, this spreading succulent soaks up the searing summer sun while keeping the soil cool and weed-free. Not just a hardy living mulch, toss the piquant leaves into a salad too! ...
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CHERRY LAPIN
CHERRY LAPIN
PLANTS: WCHLA
Sumptuous dark cherries produced 2 weeks after Stella. Delicious fresh off the tree, LAPIN is the ideal companion for anextended harvest. Resistant to cracking, perfect for high summer rainfall areas. ...
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2021 Gardening Diary & calendar Combo
2021 Gardening Diary & calendar Combo
BOOKS: ADIAC21
The complete garden combo for 2021! The beautifully illustrated Diggers Club Diary features a week to a page, seeds to sow each month, blank pages for seasonal observations, and handy pockets for your seed packets and plant labels, while The Diggers Calendar showcases stunning garden photography to inspire you throughout the entire year. This tr...
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STRAWBERRY 'FRESCA' 5 PACK
STRAWBERRY 'FRESCA' 5 PACK
PLANTS: PSTFR5
A whole metre of strawberries for $20! This heavy cropping strawberry producing delicious deep-red fruit of medium size from late summer into autumn. Suited to pots or garden beds. Includes 5 plants.
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LAVENDER GROSSO (3 Plants)
LAVENDER GROSSO (3 Plants)
PLANTS: PLAEG3
The most fragrant of all the lavenders, 'Grosso' produces an abundance of violet-blue spikes with a high oil content. This is the classic lavender for perfume, decorating the French countryside where it is farmed en masse. 'Grosso' is heat, drought and frost tolerant and adored by bees.
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