Welcome back Perthlings!

 

Yet another week has flown by and here we have another update for you!

 

It has been an amazing couple of weeks here at WPF HQ, we have been welcoming in some awesome new stock to grow to perfection over the next few weeks of wonderful Perth Spring/Summer weather. It is so good to see our stock list starting to swell it's pages once again.

 

This week we have several new additions to the list but also want to remind you of some old favourites too.

 

The amazing deep burgundy colour of Alternanthera Little Ruby makes it a firm favourite that flies out the door as fast as we can grow them!  It's mounding ground-cover growth habit is compact but spreading, making it a really flexible feature in the garden. It likes humidity, but also tolerates frost better than other Alternanthera; displaying white flowers in spring and reaching a potential maximum size of 40cm H x 90cm W.  Plant in full sun to part shade in well drained moist soils and it will look great in containers, as a border or ground cover in garden beds.

 

A new addition to our Camellia range is the Sasanqua Weroona; it's deep pink buds open into large white flowers with soft pink margins contrasting with it's glossy evergreen foliage. So versatile, perfect for hedging, feature planting and screening when planted in well drained soil in full sun to part shade. Protect from harsh sun and strong winds and you should enjoy a maximum growth around 2.5m tall x 2m wide.

Last but by no means least are our stunning Ficus Hillii standards in 400mm pots perfect statement pieces to line a driveway, stand sentry at the entry or proud as punch on the patio! It's dense, glossy evergreen foliage will look amazing in full sun or part shade and can tolerate a windy position. With regular pruning of foliage and roots it can be kept in a container happily.

Have a great week!

Best wishes

 

Jo

 

Joanne Hughes

Wanneroo Plant Farm

Ph: 08 9405 2615

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Weekly Update 12/04/19

Hey Perth Plant Peeps! :)

Hope you’ve enjoyed a few cooler days and even a spot or two of the wet stuff today! I just love Autumn for the more user-friendly weather but am secretly (or not so secretly now I’ve told you guys lol) dreading the impending coldness that is Winter! Let’s not think about that yet…I’m going to ignore it’s ever-looming presence a little longer, let’s face it nobody looks attractive in thermal long johns! The temps are thought to be dropping on Sunday so if you’re visiting the Perth Garden Festival be sure to rug up and be prepared for some rain according to my weather app, in fact maybe go on Saturday instead! With the kids on Easter holidays and two very short weeks/long weekends approaching we will all be watching the weather very carefully indeed!

In fact, now is a great time to encourage your kids out into the garden to burn some of that pent-up energy…or take them to work and get them to help with the gentler tasks involved with landscaping! Nothing like nurturing an early appreciation of plants and hard work lol, they’ll be desperate to get back to school by the end of the week

Ok, time for our picks of the week; so that the kids have something easy to plant and care for how about the fantastic Aloe Vera! The attached photo is a 200mm and really is stonking good value for money, they will look amazing all year round, are easy-care and perfect wherever you put them be it a pot, bed or border plus its natures first aid kit – soothing bites, stings and burns (something else to teach the kids this week). Whilst on the easy flourisher lets look at the Aeonium Kiwi or Tricolour, gorgeous colour changes can be seen in this attractive succulent depending on the season and the amount of shade in its habitat, making it easy on the eye as well as easy-care. It lends itself to any application and is a very flexible little friend in the Aeonium family. Holding the thought of children in the garden…I remember loving the Flower Fairies books as a kid and there’s nothing better to occupy a busy imagination than a gorgeous bit of forest floor type planting with a few woodland violet flowers and cascading delicate green foliage Viola Hederacea is the shady under-planter’s dream (whoops, perhaps I should rephrase that lol)! Nothing better for creating the need for some shady under-planting than a nice bit of Bamboo, not just any Bamboo will do but Tiger grass is a stunning green leafy variety which won’t grow out of all proportion and dwarf the Fairies in the garden! Thysanolaena Tiger Grass is a clumping perennial grass plant that looks like Bamboo and grows to a maximum height around 3 meters depending on its location.

Well, I’ll leave you contemplating the Fairies at the bottom of the garden and whether you should’ve had that second glass of vino!

Best wishes

Jo

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Wanneroo Plant Farm

 

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Wanneroo, 6065
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