Karl Made His Backyard Look Bigger? - Oct 13, 2023
Dear Gardening Friends,
Hayden follows this guy on Facebook. His name is Karl Campbell. He bought a new house with the tiny backyard 8 years ago.
He could have planted grass like everyone else does, but he didn't. This garden is just so beautiful, and so simple to do. I just wanted to share it with you. This is living.
Why is everything growing so well?
Karl put the path in first. He curved it so it made the garden more interesting, but it also makes wider spots in the garden, where he could plant trees.
He made the path on top of the existing clay soil then he used garden mix to fill up the gardens to the top of the path. This allowed him to put 75mms of good soil in the garden so all his plants had drainage and room for roots to grow. He would have improved the soil with Cow manure and mulched it with Sugarcane.
If I owned a new house with a small backyard I'd replace the grass with gardens too. It allows you to plant shrubs and trees like this, so you have depth. I noticed he's got fragrant shrubs like Gardenias and a Native Frangipani for height.
If you bring photos of your garden we will help choose plants so you have a garden like Karl.
20 years ago we used to buy Pelargoniums from a German grower in Dural. We loved his plants, they sold so well, but then he retired.
Recently we've discovered another guy who grows amazing Pelargoniums. The flowers look like Azaleas. But Pelargoniums are much easier to grow than Azaleas, and they don't get Lace bug.
We think you will love these old world plants too. They are easy to grow like Geraniums and they will grow in pots or gardens. They flower through the warmer months, if they ever look tired simply cut them back and fertilise with Tim's FAST FOOD. They like our Cow Manure too.
We have several colours here to choose from. Once you have them, it's easy to grow more from cuttings. They grow beautifully in Tim's Best Potting Mix.
We have nice plants from $18.99.
They have come all the way from South Australia. We really do travel, to find the best plants for you.
These Bougainvilleas have been left to grow wild, outside an old house in Minto. I love Bougainvilleas, and they are flowering in gardens all around Macarthur right now.
They come in an amazing selection of colours. They can be trimmed and shaped, they can even be grown in big pots.
But it's when they are left to grow just a little bit wild, they catch your attention. The arching branches spill over, covered in flowers.
We have discovered a new grower of Bougainvilleas. They come already flowering, so you know exactly what colour you're getting. We have at least 10 colours.
Advanced plants cost $29.99. We will only have them for a short time, so zoom zoom.
If you love Roses you really should come and visit us. All our potted Roses are now covered in flowers. You can sniff the flowers and choose the most perfumed varieties. You can also look at the colours and choose the ones that will go best in your garden. You can also look at the foliage and choose the varieties with the best disease resistance. Spring is the best time to buy roses.
How many times have you bought a Rose in winter only to discover it has no fragrance at all.
Or perhaps it's been wrongly labelled and it's nothing like the colour you wanted?
Come and see us this weekend.
We are selling over 100 Rose bushes a week so you need to hurry to get the best varieties.
We always sell the most popular varieties first.
Hydrangeas have arrived. We've got all your favourite colours and varieties. We even have Oak Leaf Hydrangeas which you may have never seen before. These have huge leaves, and big balls of white flowers. They are spectacular. We've got Oak Leaf Hydrangeas from $17.99.
They grow best in morning sun followed by afternoon shade. The hot sun burns the leaves, and makes them droop.
We have Fuchsias in pots and hanging baskets.
These beautiful shade loving plants have the most beautiful flowers. We have the double flowering varieties too. Come see, they are all flowering now.
You still have Tim's to plant Tomatoes and other vegetables. We have everything you need to have success. You can even grow vegetables in big pots. Use Tim's Best Potting mix for success.
Come for a visit, walking through our nursery will make you feel better. Entry is free.