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What are your must-have plants in a garden?

CathD
Super Contributor

What are your must-have plants in a garden?

I imagine there wouldn't be too many backyards without a lemon tree.

 

What do you think are other musts for the average Australian garden?

Jackson
Super Contributor

Re: What are your must-have plants in a garden?

Here is a quick checklist for any Australian home:

 

  • Gum trees
  • Lots of plum trees
  • A sheep or two
  • A kangaroo
  • Clothesline out the back
  • Verandah out the front
  • ...and an old rocking chair

 

greygardener
Valued Contributor

Re: What are your must-have plants in a garden?

Every garden should have a camellia. Once established you will get beautiful flowers year after year with very little effort. 

Isobel
Valued Contributor

Re: What are your must-have plants in a garden?

There wouldn't be too many gardens that didn't have a rose.

Gibbo
Budding Contributor

Re: What are your must-have plants in a garden?

Agapanthus lining a driveway, fenceline or around a tree?

 

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Kellie
Super Contributor

Re: What are your must-have plants in a garden?

Tomatoes would have to be the most popular vegies, but I think the must-have plants are a herb garden. Mint, parsley, basil, corriander, thyme and rosemary.

DIY_Dan
Budding Contributor

Re: What are your must-have plants in a garden?

Totally depends doesn't it?

 

I love nectarines and have a nectarine tree that produces bazillions (technical term) of them around Christmas time. I also have two lemons and a lime tree - the lime is prolific. 

 

If you need to screen something, Lilly Pillies are terrific. Certainly more attractive than pittosporums if you ask me.

Emily
Junior Contributor

Re: What are your must-have plants in a garden?

I've just moved into a new place with an absolutely prolific fig tree and I don't know how I'd ever go back. They may not be to everyone's taste but I'm looking forward to figgy tart, jam, salads, drinks - everything!

 

I don't have much of a green thumb so anything nice and hardy is a winner with me - the fig tree will take care of itself, and I plan on setting up a nice little herb/lettuce garden which after getting set up should hopefully just need ongoing watering to thrive!

ProjectPete
Valued Contributor

Re: What are your must-have plants in a garden?

Succulents, herbs, fruit/veg, frangipani.

That's about it for me haha. I like to keep things simple, useful and easy to maintain.
Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: What are your must-have plants in a garden?

Just thought I'd revive this old thread @CathD seeing it is Springtime and many Workshop community members are getting back into the garden and thinking about new plants. 

 

Jason

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