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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Good day fine folk of Perth!


My stars what a sweaty Betty Saturday it be!

Well as promised I am sure you have all been eagerly awaiting the next installment of festive factoids! Picking up from last week on the subject of mince pies - this week still on topic of traditional treats I will be dropping some knowledge on the original plum/Xmas pudding.

So the humble British pud was born in the 14th century but not as we know it...a rich and decadent fruity, boozy, stodgy, cake mound but as a porridge called 'frumenty' consisting of beef and mutton with raisins, currants, prunes, wines and spices. Doesn’t quite have the same appeal now does it?! Especially when I tell you this weird meaty, fruity gruel was sometimes more like soup served as a dish to break a long fast in preparation for the Christmas festivities to come! Well I guess being fasted this brothy, is it sweet? Is it savoury? Oh wait it’s both...congee like substance would taste divine if you had been starving for a period of time! However this frumenty did change somewhat by 1595 into the familiar plum pudding we all know and love and by 1650 it became the customary Christmas dessert around.

But that is not the end of our Christmas cake story...the delicious seasonal dessert was banned!! Cakey contraband! Sacrilege!! Fear not...King George made things right and reinstated said pud in 1714...hip hip hooray, hip hip hooray...Christmas pud is here to stay!

The end!!

Oh yea and don’t forget to check out our pretty plant offerings this week...the whole point of this email in the first place! The yellow cannas are stunning!

Happy weekend guys!

Stay safe in this heat!

Sent from Emma

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