Tims Gardening Column


  • “And My Lawn Just Disappeared” - Mar 8, 2024

    Dear gardening friends You're going to see these flowering all over Sydney this week. It's Tibouchina Alstonville. It was originally sold as a shrub but it actually grows into a tree. I love how the beautiful purple flowers go so beautifully with this White House. Tibouchina Alstonville was bred by a famous nurseryman in Alsto...

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  • How Do You Make Eggs Valentino? - Mar 1, 2024

    Dear gardening friends This just made me smile. Mark Fitzpatrick was standing under a tree outside his Realestate business in Camden. Mark doesn't know that I planted this Jacaranda tree about 5 years ago. The garden had been empty for at least 2 years so I contacted the owner and asked him if he would mind if I planted a shad...

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  • Free Tree Seeds!!!! - Feb 23, 2024

    Dear gardening friends Hayden and I got up early this morning and we went to the Nursery Industry Market day. With the internet, you don't really have to go now. But we turned up and saw people who we've known for ever, they were happy to see us.We were happy to see them too.We saw their plants, so many beautiful p...

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  • “Little Rubys” 2 For $20.00! - Feb 16, 2024

    Dear gardening friends Hayden grows these Alternanthera "Little Rubys" for us. They are fabulous border plants that stay nice and compact. You need about 4 plants per metre.You can trim them to any height or width.They are easy to grow, they love the sun. We've got them on special this week 2 for $20.00.They ...

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  • Autumn Is Coming Fast! - Feb 9, 2024

    Dear gardening friends Do you remember The Passionfruit House?I wrote a story about this house in Manly, that has a Passionfruit vine that's growing so profusely, it's actually grown through the open windows, and into the bedroom. It's become living curtains. The vine is so successful, you can see the fruit hanging down ...

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