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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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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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ECHEVERIA 'VIOLET QUEEN'
ECHEVERIA 'VIOLET QUEEN'
PLANTS: WECVQ
Thick flesh-like rosettes of silver foliage are edged in pink. A fast-growing, spreading succulent which forms ‘pups’ and offers a structural element to dry gardens and pots.
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EUPHORBIA MYRSINITES
EUPHORBIA MYRSINITES
PLANTS: PEUMY
A useful foliage and flowering plant. The spiralling 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 dry-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.
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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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PINK VALERIAN
PINK VALERIAN
PLANTS: PVAR
This old-world favourite valerian is a spring stalwart, producing huge airy heads of sweetly scented reddish-pink flowers over a long period. The colourful 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 after its pea...
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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 'GULOSHA AZERBAIJANI'
POMEGRANATE 'GULOSHA AZERBAIJANI'
PLANTS: WPOAZ
Prepare your taste buds for this incredibly tasty pomegranate. Favoured for it's large arils, the superior flavour of 'Gulosha Azerbaijani' is due to the lovely balance of sweet and sour in the fruit. An excellent edible shade tree or feature in the seasonal garden.
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POMEGRANATE 'KAZAKE'
POMEGRANATE 'KAZAKE'
PLANTS: WPOKA
A compact bushy pomegranate that's hardy to heat, cold and drought. Originally from Uzbekistan, 'Kazake' bears fruit with a yellowish skin and vibrant red arils. The fruit is more resistant to splitting due to the firm calyx on the fruit. An excellent garden variety that could also be planted as an edible hedge. Self-fertile.
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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 because the seeds of this variety are less woody than others. A vigorous and productive Mediterranean fruiting plant suitable for ...
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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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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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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 avocado that thrives in Melbourne as well as further north and can improve pollination for `Hass' `Wurtz' and `Reed' varieti...
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CHERRY 'LAPIN'
CHERRY 'LAPIN'
PLANTS: WCHLA
Sumptuous dark cherries produced two weeks after Stella. Delicious fresh off the tree, Lapin is the ideal companion to extend your cherry harvest, ripening two weeks after Stella. Resistant to cracking and perfect for high summer rainfall areas. Self pollinating.
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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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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 Hedge Pack (5 Plants)
Feijoa Hedge Pack (5 Plants)
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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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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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. Dry-tolerant and adored by bees, this hardy lavender also performs ...
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SUMMER MINI PLOT VEGETABLE COLLECTION
SUMMER MINI PLOT VEGETABLE COLLECTION
SEEDS: SMINIS
A selection of warm season crops including one packet each of Tomato 'Tommy Toe', Lettuce Heirloom Mix, Silverbeet Five Colour Mix, Cucumber 'Spacemaster', Carrot Heirloom Mix, Sweet Corn 'Golden Bantam' (2 packs), Bean 'Italian Romano' and Zucchini 'Black Beauty'. 9 packets of seed.
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BACKYARD TABLEGRAPES COLLECTION
BACKYARD TABLEGRAPES COLLECTION
PLANTS: WGRCO3
Grow a bounty of sumptuous tables grapes with this selection of the best of the best fruit for eating fresh or drying into sweet and healthy sultanas. Includes 1 cane each of Gordo Muscat, Crimson Seedless and Sultana (3 Plants).
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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 Kale 'Red Russian' and Broccoli 'Green Sprouting' seeds to get your garden started.
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