How To Grow ...
A series of articles that provide guidance and tips on how to grow different plants, fruits and vegetables in Perth, WA.
Bare-rooted Tree Planting Guide for Perth
Bare root tree season is an exciting time of year in Perth. For many gardeners, months of planning and preparation come to a climax as long anticipated specimens of deciduous trees and shrubs arrive.
Clematis: How To Grow it in Perth
Clematis are renowned for their large, delightfully coloured flowers in many different varieties. They are one of the most beautiful climbers available. Position Clematis originated in woodland conditions and so they will benefit from a sheltered aspect with a cool root run, where the stems can grow up into the sunlight. They will flower best…
Growing Avocados in Perth
Learn how to plant and maintain avocados in Perth conditions, this is a complete guide to soil, organic matter, mulch, wind/sun and fertilising.
Growing Rhubarb in Perth
Learn how to grow Rhubarb in Perth’s sandy soils, using plenty of dug in organic matter to help it cope with the hot summer months.
How To Grow A Curry Leaf Tree in Perth
Murraya koenigii The curry leaf tree is a large shrub to small tree which grows to 2 to 3 m in height. It originates from the tropical areas of India. The foliage has a strong pungent aroma and is highly desired for its flavour in Indian and Sri Lankan dishes. It is drought tolerant, very…
How to Grow Artichokes in Perth
Learn how to grow Artichoke, an unusual vegetable that can be surprisingly rewarding to grow in a Mediterranean climate like Perth.
How To Grow Asparagus in Perth
Learn how to grow Asparagus in Perth gardens, this is a complete guide to soil conditions, watering, fertilising and harvesting.
How To Grow Blueberries in Perth
Learn how to select, plant and successfully grow delicious Blueberries in your backyard garden.
How To Grow Bromeliads in Perth
Bromeliads are fascinating ornamental plants which come from the tropical parts of America and are a member of the pineapple family; Bromeliaceae. They come in a brilliant range of sizes, shapes and colours. Their dominant feature is the brilliant foliage and flowers which give colour and texture to any display. This fact sheet looks at…
How To Grow Camelias in Perth
By Deryn Thorpe – this story appeared in Habitat in The West Australian on June 7 Each June I look forward to the spectacular blooms of the sasanqua camellias which drop their petals to create colourful floral carpets beneath the shrubs. Sasanquas are the easiest camellias to grow in Perth and SWWA and have mostly…
How to Grow Daphne in Perth
Daphne odora Daphne odora is the most commonly grown Daphne in Australia. It is desired for its prolific show of dense, highly scented flowers in late winter to spring. They form a dense, low shrub of 1m and are a perfect accompaniment to a cottage garden or rockery. Daphnes prefer rich, well drained, slightly acid…
How To Grow Goji Berries in Perth
Learn how to select, plant and grow popular Goji Berries in your own garden, high in antioxidants and vitamin C.
How To Grow Mangos in Perth
Mangifera indica The mango is native to Southern Asia, especially Burma and eastern India. The mango tree makes an excellent large specimen tree, providing year round shade. They are erect and fast growing in ideal conditions. They are a long lived tree and can grow to 20m in height. Mangos are self fertile so a…
How to Grow Paw Paws in Perth
The Paw paw – also known as the papaya – is a fast growing small to medium tree that originates from South America.It is often cultivated as a garden tree due to its attractive shape, foliage and of course the delicious fruit it produces.
How To Grow Pomegranates in Perth
The pomegranate tree is a hardy and attractive tree with its summer show of vibrant red flowers followed by large, round, red fruit. It can be used as a feature plant, hedging or container specimen. Native to Northern India and Iran, it grows to around 4m and is deciduous, multi-stemmed, spiny and long lived. The…
How To Grow Quince in Perth
Learn how to plant and grow beautiful Quinces in your Perth garden, one of the best small trees for a home garden.
How To Grow Water Lilies in Perth
Water lilies (Nymphaeaceae) are an aquatic plant adored for their large glossy floating leaves and multi petalled, colourful flowers. They originate from temperate and subtropical regions and adapt very well to Perth’s climatic conditions. We stock the ‘hardy’ species, which means the flower sits gently on the water surface, as opposed to raised above it…
How To Grow Wisteria in Perth
By Deryn Thorpe – this story appeared in Habitat in The West Australian on June 14 I love wandering around bushland in late June and July when the vibrant purple flowers of Hardenbergia start scrambling through the undergrowth. Known colloquially as native wisteria, the plant is also a popular garden shrub or climber available in…