Looking blue

Dampiera diversifolia

Dampiera diversifolia

Dampiera diversifolia is one of my favourite plants mainly because of the beautiful blue flowers. It is a ground hugging plant useful for spilling of rocks. If you are interested in looking for new plants come along to the Ballarat Australian Plants Society annual flower show and plant sale on 22 & 23 October 2016 at the Robert Clark Centre in Gillies Street Ballarat.

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Growing Native Plants

We had the chance yesterday to visit a nearby garden that has mostly Australian native plants. Other gardeners seem to be so open about sharing their ideas which makes garden visits so enjoyable. It is always good to see someone else’s garden and gain ideas on what will grow locally and to get new inspiration.

 

Adding Colour with Australian Native plants

Submerge the pot in a bucket of water before planting

Submerge the pot in a bucket of water before planting

I have been having a big clean up in the garden which has led to a few planting opportunities. There are a few nurseries in Ballarat so I visited 3 last week to see if there were any plants suitable for my garden.

I came home with nine plants and they were chosen to provide several months of colour and Grevillea rhyolitica “Deua Gold” will provide winter colour. Attracting birds is important and I also like to consider leaf texture for when the plants are not flowering. Continue reading