FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you post to Tasmania or Western Australia?

Unfortunately we are unable to post our plants to Tasmania or to WA. We can post to Vic, NSW, QLD and SA.

What does postage cost?

Postage costs $12 per order.

How do I read your plant listings?

For each plant, we have provided a photo, description and the dimensions you can expect the plant to grow. These dimensions are a guide and will depend on the amount of light, water and the fertility of your soil.

Frost Hardiness

The hardiness rating lets you know how tolerant the plant is of frost. The rating is based on our garden in Canowindra where we get frosts to minus 6 degrees. Fully hardy plants will not be affected by frost; half hardy plants will be burnt, but will recover; tender plants will be burnt and may never recover. If you only get a light frost once or twice over winter, you should be able to grow even tender plants.

Water Use

Most of our plants are drought tolerant or low water use plants, but we have included some plants that require a bit more water to grow well. We have rated each plant with a number from 1 to 3. The rating is based on our climate in Canowindra over summer. As it has been a drought for the past 9 or so years out here, summers have been typified by very low rainfall, low humidity and high temperatures. A plant with a score of 1 will need no or very little watering over summer. A plant with a score of 2 will need a bit of water to keep it flourishing in summer. A plant with a score of 3 will need regular water throughout the year to keep it alive.

Aspect

To help you plan where in the garden to put the plants, they are listed as either perennial or herbaceous and their preferred aspect; that is full sun, part shade or shade. As plants are quite adaptable, even those that are listed as sun, may tolerate part shade, but they may not flower as well.

The primary flower colour is listed as some plants have 2 or more colours on the flowers, but the main one is that which is listed.

How and where do you grow your plants?

The plants are grown by us in our nursery in Canowindra. Canowindra (pronounced Ca - noun - dra) is in the Central West of NSW, near Orange. In summer, the temperatures are usually well over 30, sometimes over 40, and in winter, we get frosts from April to September. We have just about all of the plants listed here growing in our garden.

We grow in 100mm (4”) maxi pots. Growing in 100mm pots means that you are getting a larger, better grown plant for your money.

How do I use the shopping cart?

You can sort the products to show products with specific attributes such as edible, grasses or medicinal. Alternatively, if you wish to view all our products, just click on the perennial link. The plants are listed alphabetically by the botanical name.

If you see plants you wish to purchase, put the number of plants you wish to purchase in the box on the right hand side and click the 'add to cart' button. You can add multiple products at a time, by inserting the numbers required in the boxes on the window, then add to cart. Once you have added the desired products, they will show in the shopping cart box on the top right hand side of the screen.

If you want more details on an individual plant, click on the heading or the photo. The plant will then appear in the window, you can go back to the list formation the previous screen or click through the plants using this format by clicking next. you are also able to add these products to your cart in this view. If you would like to see a larger photo, click on the photo and it will open in a new box. 

This catalogue is updated regularly, so if a product is listed it should be available. If a plant is unavailable, we will contact you to make arrangements.  
How can I pay for my order?

The shopping cart includes a link to paypal, where you can securely pay with your credit card, even if you don't have a paypal account. You can also pay by cheque, mail order and direct deposit. We can also take a credit card payment over the phone. Please call 0427077798 to pay by credit card over the phone.




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