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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"Easy propagation"

Try this method to make new plants.

Propagating plants from cuttings is one of the joys of gardening. The fact that it can be done at all seems little short of a miracle, and it is the basis of the wonderful bond between gardeners: the fact that we can give someone a piece trimmed off a favourite plant of ours that they covet, and they can strike it and grow that plant themselves in their own garden. Such plants forever remind us of their original donor, and in turn we can pass on cuttings of our own specimen to others in the futu  ... Read On »

May in my garden

What's in bloom

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


Jobs to do

May heralds cooler weather and the colouring of autumn leaves. And there is plenty for us to do in the garden! Read More »


My Gardening Tip of the month

Aphids are still a pest in May, especially on daylilies and hellebores. Spray with Eco Oil to control. Spray your citrus trees with Eco Oil to deter the bronze orange beetle, which can ruin your citrus crops in spring.

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

"Plant/Seed Swap" forum topic: "Petrea volubilis & Luciles "

Nat asks:
 Does anyone know where I can find plants, cuttings or seeds of these two for my uncle in Melbourne? We are going to visit him this weekend from Sydney upper Northshore and its all he really would love. If not in Sydney is there anywhere I can order it online to get it sent directly to him? Thanking you all in advance.

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