Plant Finder

Image of Snow Peas

Snow Peas are a spring garden delight, sweet and edible straight off the plant they don't require shelling or preparation and make an attractive children's treat. In temperate zones plant in winter and spring on tripod or lattice in the garden in rich compost with regular watering

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Image of Spinach

Another english garden staple it is worth noting some strains are much less bitter than others, and baby spinach leaves are mild enough to eat uncooked in salads. This is a valuable cool season vegetable in temperate climes, planted in Autumn, Winter and early Spring.

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Another garden delight, especially for children. This one repays daily checking and fruit can be eaten straight off the plant. In temperate zones plant runners in autumn and spring, mulch generously with straw and harvest from summer into late autumn. Fortunately runners will bear fruit for two years before needing to be replaced.

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Queen of the summer fruit, tomatoes need warm, sheltered conditions, rich soil, good drainage. Tomatos are susceptible to slow growth in cool conditions, nematode and wilt. Its worth it for the first home grown tomato of summer on fresh bread with a little salt, basil and rocket. Plant in Spring and Summer in temperate zones.

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Image of Oregano

A robust herb, improved by dry conditions and poor soil. The flavor complements meat dishes, particularly lamb.

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Image of Cabbage

Cabbage makes a surprisingly delicious cooking ingredient but the visual impact of these magnificent leaves in the winter vegetable garden should also not be underestimated. These plants are heavy feeders and do best in cool climates.

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Image of Garlic

A true kitchen garden plant. Garlic is easy to grow from cloves and this has the advantage of allowing you to pick a variety you like the taste of. Russian garlic is large but very mild and is a spectacular addition to the vegetable garden. Garlic can be confusing to grow because you harvest them after the plant has died off. The simple rule of thumb is to plant them on the shortest day of the year and harvest them on the longest day of the year.

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Image of Geranium

Cheerful flowering perennials often quite hardy and particularly suitable for pots and planters. Geraniums make popular bedding plants in the garden, but they’re also commonly grown indoors or outside in hanging baskets. Growing geranium plants is easy as long as you can give them what they need.

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Image of Lemongrass

Lemongrass is native to India and tropical Asia. It is widely used as a herb in Asian cuisine. It has a subtle citrus flavor and can be dried and powdered, or used fresh. Lemongrass is commonly used in teas, soups, and curries. It is also suitable for poultry, fish, beef, and seafood.

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Image of Texas Sage

This popular ornamental flowering shrub is quite drought hardy and can have spectacular flower displays. Despite the name it is not a member of the salvia family.

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Image of Ironwood

Graceful pendulous form with small yellow flowers after rains. Hard wood suitable fencing. A range of aboriginal uses including bush tucker, medicine and for spears.

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Image of Witchetty Bush

Spreading shrub with many stems up to 4m tall. Aboriginal food source for witchetty grubs in roots.

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Image of Crown of Thorns

Desert tolerant Euphorbia with red flowers in image. This is a succulent climbing shrub growing to about 2m tall. Flowers are small,red, pink or white and the sap is poisonous.

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Image of Curry tree

A small tree from India and Sri Lanka of 4-6 metres with pinnate leaves used fresh for food seasoning. This plant has significant weed potential.

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Image of Old Man Saltbush

A bushy shrub with thick grey leaves and stems growing from 1.5 to 3.0 metres. It has limited forage potential for stock and is highly salt tolerant.

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Image of Eucalyptus Bushy Yate

A small tree that blooms in creamy white, green and yellow, has blue-green leaves and is not only a source of food, but also a place of shade. This slender mallee grows in height to 7m.

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Image of White Cypress Pine

A slim bush or tree about 16m tall. The tree is drought hardy and the timber is commercially valuable and is fungal and termite resistant. The tree has a range of aboriginal uses.

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Image of Chrysanthemum

Flowering annuals with an upright form and bright floral displays at the end of strong stems, about 0.5 metres high. Colours range from white to pink, purple, yellow, bronze and everything in between. Flowers come in all shapes and sizes. Chrysanthemums are available everywhere as pot plants. In the garden they are best grown in a cool to mild climate but will grow and flower well into the milder subtropics.

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Image of Jonquil

Jonquil Erlicheer has highly fragrant clusters of cream blooms. These are one of the first spring bulbs to flower, often beginning in late winter. Jonquils have a hardy growth habit, are good multipliers and are also strongly fragranced, adding this extra dimension to your garden or pots. Very reliable in warmer climates and good in cooler climates and where Winters become extremely cold.

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Image of Mulla Mulla

A herbaceous perennial with purple feathery flower heads in spring. Tolerant of heat and drought.

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