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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The Colour of Winter :)

Hi there once again Greenies!

I promise not to moan about the cold this week! I’m trying to see the wonder of Winter, it definitely does have its blessings…apart from fires, food, red wine, (which I think we may have covered) but the layers of thick and indeed baggy clothing to keep us warm (and hide the muffin-top created by the aforementioned food and wine), the way it makes us appreciate our warm, cosy bed and the adorable pet/pets that cuddle up a little closer to you in order to keep warm themselves! In addition to all the raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens etc., there’s the magical transition in our beautiful plants and gardens (if you can avoid focusing on the astounding amount of weeds that appeared overnight and the grass that doubled in height). The lawn is finally green where there’s been a bald brown patch of dirt all summer and everything is looking healthy and lush, sun-bleached foliage becomes vibrant with colour and it’s almost like a magical spell has worked across the land to paint everywhere with colour! Get out there and enjoy it I say (but don’t forget your thermals lol)!

Our various succulents and Cordylines are perfect examples of the amazing flush of Winter colour, I’ve included the Cordyline Rubra this week to share the stunning flush of bright pink new growth and the Cordyline Caruba for its smooth, velvety, dark chocolate tones and fabulous size for a 200mm. The gorgeous healthy green hue from the carpets of foliage around the nursery is so hard to ignore and it never ceases to amaze me how some plants just transform, the darling duo of Agapanthus Silver Baby and Agapanthus Blue create a fabulous floral contrast when planted out together and then there’s the tremendous trio of Dietes (Irridoides, Bicolour and Grandiflora) who complement each other so well with their green fronds at different heights and thickness and those incredible, delicately detailed flowers waving around on the breeze. Doesn’t it all just remind you how pretty darn clever that marvelous Mother Nature is!

Have an amazing week out there!

Best Wishes

Jo

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WANNEROO PLANT FARM

Phone: 08 9405 2615

 

08 9405 2615

08 9306 4177

183 Dundebar Rd
Wanneroo, 6065
Australia

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