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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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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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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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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WORMWOOD 'POWIS CASTLE'
WORMWOOD 'POWIS CASTLE'
PLANTS: PWOP
A mid-sized compact mound, as dense as mercury, with feathery aromatic foliage that provides the perfect silver 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 sche...
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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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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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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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ECHEVERIA 'VIOLET QUEEN'
ECHEVERIA 'VIOLET QUEEN'
PLANTS: WECVQ
A fast-growing, spreading succulent with silver foliage edged in pink. Plant in full sun for maximum colour.
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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 and 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 established. Queen Victoria is rumoured to have adored them. Try them yourself and you’ll be enchanted by their unusual flavour.
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FEIJOA - PINEAPPLE GUAVA Hedge Pack
FEIJOA - PINEAPPLE GUAVA Hedge Pack
PLANTS: WPIGH
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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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 ...
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HYDRANGEA PANICULATA
HYDRANGEA PANICULATA
PLANTS: WHYP
An impressive hydrangea with panicles of showy flowers from late summer through autumn. Tolerant of sun, best results are still achieved in dappled light. Plant en masse to create a stunning hedge of garden screen.
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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. Prized for its highly aromatic flowers, this lavender is favoured by oil producers, but is equally valuable as a garden plant that thrives in the harshest of summers. Drought-tolerant.
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LAVENDER 'HIDCOTE' (3 Plants)
LAVENDER 'HIDCOTE' (3 Plants)
PLANTS: PLAH3
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 valuable as a garden plant that...
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MACADAMIA
MACADAMIA
PLANTS: WMAC
This is the macadamia for cooler regions, however the farther south it's planted, the more sun it needs. The pointy, crinkled leaves are decorated in spring by long, graceful racemes of small flowers. These turn into ...
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OLIVE GROVE COLLECTION
OLIVE GROVE COLLECTION
PLANTS: WCOOG
Start your own olive grove with this great value collection. Includes two plants each of ‘Frantoio’ for Italian style olive oil, ‘Kalamata’ for the table and ‘Manzanillo’ for stuffing and pickling.
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2yr membership +FREE vegie seeds
2yr membership +FREE vegie seeds
Membership: MNE2VS
Grow the best tasting vegies with free Carrot ‘St Valery', Broccoli ‘Romanesco', Beetroot ‘Bull’s Blood' and Silverbeet ‘Fordhook’ seeds (one packet of each, valued at $21).
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