Growing Callistemon

Growing Callistemon – Callistemon (or Bottlebrush) is an excellent choice if you want a ‘novelty’ plant, and it is also a good one to pick if you want an easy-to-grow specimen which blooms in summer. With their vibrant, fuzzy-looking flowerheads in summer, Callistemon are instantly recognisable plant. Callistemon are evergreen shrubs with aromatic, linear to lance-shaped leaves and bottlebrush-like spikes of flowers in which the long colourful stamens are prominent.

Callistemon is native to Australia mostly growing in moist soil in open or woodland sites. It does not mind dry air – all it needs is a sunny spot, cool conditions in winter and a good soaking in spring and summer.

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3 Tips to picking the backpack leaf blower


Owning a home is quite an accomplishment but also a responsibility that needs time and attention. When you have a home, you not only have to do maintenance on your home to keep it in working order, but you have to clean and also do yard work. There are items that you can use to help with these tasks and one of the best items to own is a backpack leaf blower. Choosing a backpack leaf blower can be a challenging task. In order to ensure that you choose the best backpack leaf blower there are several things that you should do before making a final selection. This article will identify some tips to help you pick the best blower for your needs. Continue Reading

How To Grow Saffron?

How To Grow Saffron? Saffron is a delicious spice that is used in many Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Indian cuisines. It has a distinct bittersweet flavor and a brilliant yellow color that it adds to dishes that it is used in. It is the most expensive spice, weight for weight being worth more than gold!

The reason that saffron is so expensive is that it is the stamen of a flower that needs to be picked by hand. The stamen is part of the central parts of a flower. Namely the area that the pollen is deposited on to fertilize the flower. Each flower only contains three of these stamens that are 1.5 to 2 cm long and a few of millimeters wide. When they are dried they are even smaller and lighter!

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What To Do In The Garden During June?

What To Do In The Garden During June? June is the month when things really do start to hot up in the garden. Roses are in bloom, fruit is beginning to form, and the vegetable garden starts to offer up its bounty for harvest. Long warm nights mean we start to use the garden as an extension of our homes but during the day there are plenty of jobs to be getting on with.

In the flower garden

If you haven’t done so already, now is the time to create a decorative hanging basket display in your flower garden. As the risk of frost is over, you can plant it up right now and hang it straight outside.

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