SPRING fragrance, Illustrus Peacock& Bonnie INDOORS

SPRING fragrance, Illustrus Peacock& Bonnie INDOORS

8th Oct 2021

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Illustrus Peacock Plant

Calathea roseopicta 'Illustrus' displays a range of greens with ruby pink highlights on a single plant. Color patterns differ from leaf to leaf as it grows. This prayer plant will raise and lower its leaves with the sunlight throughout the day. Calatheas prefers a warm room with higher humidity to avoid crisping of the leaf edges. Place them in a bright room and watch the light stream through the stunning leaves.

Family of fish just floating around this morning. Create a feature in your garden today. Find more at https://botanicalcreations.com.au/shop/outdoor-living/features-birdbaths/

Chlorophytum 'Bonnie' in Jia cover pot

Bonnie is a dwarf compact form of the popular Spider plant. Producing curly green and white striped leaves. They can survive well almost anywhere outdoors or indoors in any position. Although in this Jia Cover Pot, this spider plant is a perfect addition to a desk or bedside table. They will create their best shape in higher light. Bonnie is fast growing and produces runners with small offsets that can be replanted and plants can be cut back and regrown. Allow potting mix to dry out slightly between watering. 

Spring fragrance fills the air! 


A true herald of SPRING! The fragrance of this climber is fabulous and the vigour immense. I have fond memories of it growing along our 10m pool fence when I was a girl. Mum calls this form of Jasmine a weed as she spent many hours maintaining it in our family garden. It has an “Award of Merit” from the Royal Horticultural Society of England, yet classified a weed in NSW. So the key is where you plant it. In NSW it grows out of control all year. We have a cooler climate, so winter keeps it at bay.
Pink Jasmine (Jasminum polyanthum) is an evergreen twining climber growing to 6 meters tall. If you need to cover something ugly in a hurry it is ideal. It produces an abundance of reddish-pink blossom buds in late winter and early spring, followed by fragrant five-petalled star-like white blooms which are about 2 cm in diameter. Pink Jasmine looks great when used as a climber over trellis or arch or in containers.
Ensure it is in a sunny position to maintain density. Give it a prune after flowering and a hard prune at the end of spring. 


The NEW Antirrhinum SNAP IN BLACK™ Pale Pink is an evergreen, perennial variety of snapdragon that the bees and butterflies will love. With dramatic black colouring of new foliage and compact habit it is ideal for filling small spaces. Heavy flowering in spring with repeat blooming during the year. Easy to grow and fast results 40cmx40cm

Grows well in most soil types which are moist but well draining - does not like to sit in wet conditions for long periods of time. Prune to shape after a main flowering flush to encourage a dense habit. Apply a slow release fertiliser during spring. Mulch well to help retain moisture during dry periods. Fertilse regularly if grown in containers.



Lamium maculatum is a hardy, low growing ground covers which has beautiful foliage complemented by soft pink flowers  to 15cm from spring until autumn. Can be grown as a border, to line pathways, on rock edges or mixed with other perennials to form a lovely cottage garden. Protect from the hot summer afternoon sun and give a light prune in winter. 

Fragrance and foliage filled with  inspiration -Carolyn

Bean Combo - Bonaparte, Butter, Purple

Why have 1 bean variety when you can have 3. Add some interesting colour to the vegie patch with yellow and purple beans. Beans are great plants for your patch because they are easy to grow and produce loads of food. They are a climber so are excellent where space is an issue.

Full sun is the order of the day for beans but provide a bit of temporary shade cover in super-hot, dry, windy weather. As most beans are climbers (unless you go for the dwarf or “bush beans”), you need to think about that before you whack them in. They need support as they get up to about 2m high. A wire trellis, fence lines, frames or similar can be used to prop them up. Why not make a tee-pee, or an A-frame walkway to grow your beans along? They look awesome, the kids will love them and they’ll add some real height and interest to your patch.

Soil for beans should be rich, deep, pH neutral and organic. Compost is perfect for soil preparation. You could also use an organic, complete pelletised fertiliser at planting time. Mulching your bed is really important but ensure the mulch doesn’t touch the stems of the beans. Soil needs to be well-drained but note that beans don’t really like sandy soils very much. So improve your sandy soil with nicely aged compost.

Seaweed Based Fertlisers for Every Plant 

Maxicrop is a great feed that combines seaweed with organically derived nutrients to give your plants a great boost for spring.
Seaweed is especially good for using on plants that are suffering from heat or dry stress, as it will thicken cell walls and improve the root system.
Maxicrop Indoor Plant Food has been specifically formulated for use on the wide range of plants grown indoors. The 100% soluble Maxicrop Seaweed Extract, which contains over 60 different, naturally balanced minerals, trace elements and growth factors ensures a readily available supply of essential micro-nutrients to the plant.

Maxicrop Orchid is a specially formulated blend of non-staining Maxicrop seaweed extract, major nutrients and trace elements in the one product. It is absorbed quickly through the plant foliage or roots. It is suitable for all orchid varieties and other flowering plants.
Maxicrop Tomato Hose-On is a specially formulated blend of Maxicrop seaweed extract with everything your fruiting veggie garden needs to thrive


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