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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Happy weekend Perthlings!


What a belter of a weekend, the AFL Grand Final yesterday and a toasty warm day today, just made for relaxing by the pool with a cool drink in your hand! Hope you're all enjoying the break!

Our Cycas Revoluta in 400 and 500mm sizes are just perfect for feature planting as the Western Australian Summer looms ever closer, they're able to withstand hot, arid conditions, cope well in full sun and are a waterwise addition to any display. These tough-cookies of the plant world, originally from Japan and China have evolved from Cycads approximately 200 million years ago, in the Jurassic ages. Their lush green fronds are similar to the look of palms but the beauty of Cycads is their lack of height compared to palm trees, growing to around 6m tall (max) making them far more user friendly when it comes to maintenance. Suited to a range of well-drained soils and regular, thorough watering for the first few years until well-established, Cycads can thrive virtually anywhere!

Pittosporum Tenuifolium Golf Ball is also a worshipper of full sun and grows vigorously without needing any real pruning to maintain shape and size. It has a rounded growth habit (hence the name), soft green glossy foliage and small, subtle brown/purple flowers, is perfect for hedging and very cute in a feature pot with a maximum growth of around 50cm tall and wide! An absolute win for the less labour intensive garden-lover!

Have a great week and stay cool Greenies!

Best wishes

Jo

Wanneroo Plant Farm

Ph: 08 9405 2615

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