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The rich purple colour of Tibouchina flowers are unmistakable & the plants in the garden centre are awash with buds with flowers opening daily. Choose Alstonville, the largest growing variety, to plant in the garden but if you only have a small space or a balcony or patio, you'll love the dwarf varieties - Jazzie & Little Beauty are just a couple that are more than happy in pots.

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In the Greater Sydney area, Level 2 water restrictions were lifted on 1st March 2020, so Level 1 restrictions apply again. This is what you need to know: Under Level 1 water restrictions you CAN:    * water your garden with a hand-held hose fitted with a trigger nozzle before 10 am or after 4 pm    * water your garden with a drip irrigation or "smart" irrigation system    * wash vehicles, boats and buildings using a hose with a trigger nozzle, high pressure cleaning equipment or a bucket and sponge    Under Level 1 water restrictions you CAN'T: * hose hard surfaces...

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These plants are one of life's real the joys, as their richly coloured flowers continue from autumn through to spring. The cyclamen flowers are not the only attractive part of the plant, as the leaves are often marbled white and silver. Although cyclamen may not bloom for a second season indoors, they can be planted outside in a shady position in the garden. Plants purchased with masses of buds will mean you will get the best value from the display. Cyclamen have become one of the most popular varieties of indoor plants because of their delicate balance of poise and...

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Yes, you CAN keep you garden looking great despite the water restrictions and here's how in 4 easy steps! WATER STORAGE CRYSTALS - these really help plants survive dry weather conditions and infrequent watering. The super absorbent crystals swell hundreds of times their own weight each time water is applied, maximising the amount of water stored in them. Plant roots penetrate the crystals and extract water as required. As the absorption-release cycle is continuous, your plants will never run out of moisture. Dig into existing garden beds, and mix through fresh potting mix when potting new plants.  WETTING AGENTS - in...

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Water restrictions may have eased back to Level 1 in the greater Sydney area, but we should all still be mindful of how much water we use. So to do your bit & still keep your plants and lawns thriving, use these marvellous water saving products. For more information, click on our "Garden Saviours" blog.

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