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?
Here is a quick checklist for any Australian home:
Every garden should have a camellia. Once established you will get beautiful flowers year after year with very little effort.
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.
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.
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!
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.