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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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’ varietie...
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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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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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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 winter and spring. Cut old flowers off at the base to maintain habit and stop their incidental spread.
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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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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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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. Dry-tolerant and adored by bees, this hardy lavender also performs ...
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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 throughout spring and summer. The highly aromatic flowers make this lavender a favourite for oil producers but is equally valuable as a garden plant that thrives in the harshest of summers. Dry-tolerant, adored by bees, this hardy laven...
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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 '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 g...
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ROCK SAMPHIRE
ROCK SAMPHIRE
PLANTS: WROS
Popular with sailors to prevent scurvy in the 17th century, this seaside native is high in vitamin C and was pickled to preserve it for long trips. Not only edible, it’s a striking drought-tolerant ground cover too! As the species name suggests, this plant will thrive in coastal gardens, forming a tight ground cover in rocky cracks and sandy soi...
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SEDUM 'AUTUMN JOY'
SEDUM 'AUTUMN JOY'
PLANTS: PSEAU
This succulent plant, with flat-topped broccoli-like heads, has a mass of stiff upright flowering stems from summer to late autumn. A chameleon of the plant world, ‘Autumn Joy’ flowers undergo a radiant colour change as the season progresses. From chartreuse buds, pale-pink stars open during late summer, then gradually darken to a rich copper-re...
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SEDUM 'BERTRAM ANDERSON'
SEDUM 'BERTRAM ANDERSON'
PLANTS: PSEBE
A stunning deep purple-foliaged ground cover with star-shaped pink flowers held in umbels. The perfect contrast against grey foliage plants and ideal positioned at the front of garden beds and borders. With maroon stems and clusters of pale pink flowers, this sedum makes a fascinating display in any garden or vase. This variety takes on wonderfu...
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SEDUM 'MATRONA'
SEDUM 'MATRONA'
PLANTS: PSEMA
With distinctive upright, maroon stems and clusters of pale pink late summer flowers, this sedum makes an eye-catching display in any garden or vase. This variety takes on wonderful russet colours during autumn, when pale-pink flowerheads fade to reddish-brown, providing continued interest through winter. A wonderful complement to grasses, best ...
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SEDUM 'VERA JAMESON'
SEDUM 'VERA JAMESON'
PLANTS: PSEV
The smoky blue-green to burgundy succulent foliage of this sedum makes it an unusual ground cover or edging plant, especially useful in dry sun-baked areas. Flowering occurs from late summer, attracting bees to its masses of tiny star-like dusky-pink flowers across flattened heads on elevated stems.
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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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CHERRY 'LAPIN'
CHERRY 'LAPIN'
PLANTS: WCHLA
Sumptuous dark cherries produced two weeks after Stella. Delicious fresh off the tree, ‘Lapin’ is the ideal companion for an extended harvest. Resistant to cracking, 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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ORANGE LONG HARVEST COLLECTION
ORANGE LONG HARVEST COLLECTION
PLANTS: WCITLH
Pick oranges all year round with this long harvest collection. Includes one plant each of Navel ‘Washington’, with fruit from May to September, Navel ‘Lane’s Late’ with fruit from September to December, and Valencia 'Delta Seedless' fruiting from September to March with fruit that stores on the tree for up to seven months.
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LOW PRESSURE COUNTRY SPRINKLER x 3
LOW PRESSURE COUNTRY SPRINKLER x 3
HARDWARE: HLOP3
A tried and true design, popular with all Diggers gardeners. Safe to use with dirty tank or washing machine water, as it does not get blocked. Covers a diameter of 10m. Not for high pressure.
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2 year membership + Garden Calendar and 2 Seed Packets
2 year membership + Garden Calendar and 2 Seed Packets
Membership: MNE2CA2
Join the club and receive an exclusive gift, valued at $30. A stunning calendar featuring key dates, a guide to which seeds to sow each month and plenty of space to add your own events. Plus two free packets of some popular seeds – Tomato 'Black Cherry' and Lettuce Heirloom Mix.
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