Hedges

Mexican Orange Blossom close up

Mexican Orange Blossom | How to Grow and Care for Your Mexican Orange Blossom

Choisya ternata or Mexican Orange Blossom, as the name suggests, originated from Mexico. This moderate-sized fragrant perennial is ideal for decorative and practical purposes, such as a hedge or as a more pleasant camouflage for unsightly objects in the garden such as utility boxes or footings. It is a member of the Rutaceae family, more …

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Callistemon

Callistemon | How to Select, Grow and Care for Your Bottlebrush

Callistemon or bottlebrush is a native of Australia, but due to its beauty, it is now cultivated in other places. It got its bottlebrush name because of its cylindrical and brush-like flowers, which look like a bottle brush for cleaning bottles.  Callistemons are excellent garden plants, bringing vibrant colours to your landscape. Most flower spikes …

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Various conifers

Conifer | How to Select, Grow and Care for Your Conifers

Conifers, formally known as Pinophyta or Coniferophyta, are mostly evergreen shrubs or trees that have needles or scale-like leaves and seed-bearing cones. Common varieties of conifers are cypresses, cedars, firs, larches, pines, junipers, redwoods, and yews.  Mostly found in cooler regions, conifers are preferred by gardeners because they are low maintenance, drought-resistant, and usually problem-free. …

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Viburnum berries

Viburnum | How to Select, Grow, and Care for Your Viburnums

Viburnum has attractive leaves and has fragrant flowers. Many varieties also boast of fruits that are spherical in shape and with colours ranging from red, yellow, black, to blue. The fruits appeal to birds and other wildlife. Viburnum is a genus of over 150 evergreen, semi-evergreen, and deciduous (meaning they shed leaves yearly) plants. Many …

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Buxus Hedges

Buxus | How to Select, Grow and Care for Your Buxus Hedge

Looking to frame your garden with the right plant? We recommend planting Buxus in your garden. Buxus plants are popular to grow in gardens because they are usually slow-growing, save for a few types, and low maintenance. They are suitable to be planted in most types of soil, except for waterlogged soil. Another bonus is …

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Clumping Bamboo

Clumping Bamboo | How to Select, Grow and Care for Your Clumping Bamboo

Bamboo adds a fresh look to your landscape and garden designs. Its crisp green colour and outstanding height make it the best hedge for your landscape. It can cover unattractive views in your garden as well. You can find bamboo anywhere because it is one of the fastest-growing plants out there.  You may get surprised …

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Hedge being trimmed

How to Trim a Hedge | Complete DIY Guide to Trimming Your Own Hedges

Hedges don’t just become hedges without some work! Hedges need to be regularly trimmed as the hedges grow; otherwise, they quickly begin to look messy. But trimming also isn’t an easy process. Some of it depends on the species of the hedge, while other things are just a matter of skill. Here’s what you need …

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Lilly Pilly Hedge with blurred background

Screening Plants | 15 Fast Growing Screening Plants for Privacy

Screening plants are an excellent choice for those who want natural, attractive, and low maintenance barriers. Screening plants grow swiftly, provide privacy, and elevate the look of a home. Not only do they block out line-of-sight, but they also serve as a windbreak. Many hedges can be used for screening, but there are also screening plants that are particularly fast-growing and dense. …

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