Tims Articles


  • New Wattle is a Winner - Apr 15, 2009

    Last year when I visited the ABC gardening show at homebush I noticed a display of a new release plant called “ Fettuccini “. It was a small shrub that had very unusual lime green foliage that looked like fettuccini. I am happy to announce that this fantastic native plant is now available at your local garden centre. Botanical...

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  • The most exciting new Camellia for 20 years - Apr 5, 2009

    A new Camellia japonica called “Volunteer “has been described as the most significant new release for 20 years. Originally released in N.Z for their “Year of the Volunteer“ it is now available at Tim’s Garden Centre in Campbelltown. Advanced bushy plants in bud are available now from $39.99. This early flowering Camell...

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  • New Citrus are a winner! - Mar 18, 2009

    A new range of Citrus trees have been released that are perfectly suited for today’s small courtyard style gardens. Citrus Splitzer is two citrus varieties grafted on the one tree. There are 5 combinations available including Lemon& Lime, Lemon & Orange, Orange & Lime, Kaffir Lime & Lime, and Mandarin & Orange. The...

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  • Catch More Fish? - Feb 28, 2009

    With Autumn approaching many people will be looking at replacing all those plants that got killed by the heat. I often see people in the nursery with trolleys full of plants but they buy no soil improvement products. The Macarthur area has a varied soil structure with sandy soils in Elderslie and solid clay soils in most other suburbs. If you...

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  • We were like monkeys - Feb 19, 2009

    Last week I had a reunion with the Anderson family who lived behind us at Rydalmere. When I was a kid we used to jump their fence in Summer and swim in their above ground pool. Kenny's big brother Brian used to hold us under the water until we almost turned blue. He was like a crocodile. They had a huge Santa Rosa plum tree that got c...

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