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.

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Have a great week!

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Best wishes

 

Jo

 

Joanne Hughes

Wanneroo Plant Farm

Ph: 08 9405 2615

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Stormy skies ahead!


Hi there Perthlings,😊

We are in for a total contrast to last weekend, some wild, wet and windy stuff being thrown at us for the next few days! How fantastic is all that rain though, the ground just soaks it all right up like a sponge and making the water tables a little higher tonight already! Hopefully the damaging winds won’t cause too much trouble to Perth and the South West.

As we’ve all had a short week this week, I’ll keep the waffle shorter too! But steering away from the indoor plants (for a rare change) and keeping us outside with the eternal favourite the Pony Tail or Beaucarnea Recurvata. Our photo here is a lovely specimen but doesn’t fairly portray the magnificence of its future-self having matured for a decade plus in the perfect environment. Our other photo this week flirts mercilessly with the veritable devotees of variegation, Alpinia Zerumbet Variegata (Variegated Shell Ginger). A versatile, clumping, shade-loving variety that goes a long way to lift the shadows of a shady under-storey planting opportunity with stunning cascades of white flowers in Spring.

I will leave you there to ponder the planting potential of these two gorgeous plants…

Have a great week lovelies 😊

Take care, stay warm, dry and safe.

Best wishes

Jo

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