Welcome to iGarden

Hello and welcome to iGarden. Anyone who knows me will know that I am 'The Compulsive Gardener' - I love everything about gardening.

Allow me to share some of my enthusiasm and interests in gardening with a focus on the plants I know best and those that do especially well in my own Sydney garden.

This is more than just about plants: it's also about the people involved in gardening; their books and gardens; planting schemes; choosing appropriate plant types; colour selection... There is plenty to think and read about in iGarden.

So, while you are here, enjoy all my blogs, have a browse through my list of Plants and don't forget to check out the Discussion Forums, Marketplace, Garden Ramble and your local Gardening Events.

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"Top ten long-bloomers"

These plants bloom for ages!

Once upon a time, I was thrilled by the brief flowering of some Himalayan or European rarity or other, which would be in bloom for barely a few days. It was enough to know that I had succeeded to grow my treasure well enough to allow it to flower. The fact that I had to wait another 12 months for the performance to be repeated was irrelevant! (Though often it never was  ... Read On »

April in my garden

What's in bloom

See the full list of what's flowering in my garden this month. Here »

Jobs to do

April is a wonderful time to be in the garden! Read More »

My Gardening Tip of the month

Cut back climbers which have become rampageous. Lanky zonal and regal Pelargonium also benefit from a hard prune now. The subsequent new growth can be tip-pruned to form a compact shape. Use the prunings to strike news cuttings: this is an excellent time to propagate cuttings from many plants.

My Plant Reference

My current garden is located in one of Sydney's northern suburbs so my focus is naturally on what does well here. I have grown over 317 different plant varieties that are all described in this reference.
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Discussion Forums Recent Item

"Miscellaneous" forum topic: "Leonotis leonurus"

Patricia asks:
 Please can you tell me why all three of our orange plants Leonotis Leonurus have turned white - all together, from one flowering season to the next. They are advanced plants spread out over a 3 acre garden. They were orange for thee years and now they are all white... It is a mystery and I would love having an answer to solve the problem...

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