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Articles

Here are a range of articles for those just starting out, as well as experienced native plant enthusiasts. Further information available on the Central Coast website

Topic Details  Download
Getting started
 Plan your garden and get the basics right Download
Central Coast plants your garden Some suggested local trees, shrubs and ground covers to plant in your garden. Download
Attracting Wildlife to your garden Did you know that the shape of a bird's beak is a good indication of the type of food it eats?  An extensive list of bird attracting plants, indication of flowering times and recommended planting position is available. Download
Coastal Plants Australian plants suitable for coast locations Download
Fire Resistant Plants Fire resistant plants for Central Coast Gardens. Download
Container Plants Growing plants in containers can be both challenging and rewarding. There are many natives that can be successfully grown in containers Download
Ferns for Central Coast Gardens Ferns can add a lush beauty to the garden. An introduction to some of the local ferns with growing notes. Download
Acacias for Central Coast    Gardens When we think of Acacias or wattles yellow or cream flowers spring to mind. Did you know there is a Queensland wattle that produces purple flowers ? Learn how to grow Acacias from seed. Download
Orchids for Central Coast  Gardens Helpful hints on growing orchids with some easy to grow local orchids suggested for your garden. Download
Drain Cloggers Native plants to avoid planting near drains, pipes or concrete paths. Download
Controlling Camphor Laurels
 Camphor Laurel trees are causing serious problems in  our bushland, rural areas, waterways and urban areas.
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Trees Suitable for the Central Coast
 Points to consider when selecting a tree to plant in your    garden.
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 Cottage Gardening with Australian Native Plants
 Ideas for small gardens.
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Rainforest Plants
There's an increased awareness of the beauty of Australian Rainforest Plants. See which plants from the rainforest can provide your garden with colourful fruit, flowers and leaves.
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Propagation Using Seed
 Helpful hints on how to grow new plants from seed.
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Propagation Using Cuttings
 Plants grown from cuttings will be identical to the parent plant.
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Propagation Using Division
 Division is one of the simplest ways of increasing plant numbers.
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Australian Grasses, Sedges & Rushes
 These plants have become increasingly popular in landscaping, adding beauty, form, colour and texture variations to the garden.
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Australian Plants for Sandy Soils
 Some suggestions of suitable plants to grow. How to improve soils. Problems with water repellent soils.
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 Australian Plants for Clay Soils
 Many gardeners regard clay soils with disdain, however clay soils are usually rich in nutrients.
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Banksias for Your Garden
 Banksias are some of the most spectacular flowering Australian plants.
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Australian Daisies
 Daisies look best when planted in groups or drifts in the garden, creating a sea of colour.
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Grevilleas for Central Coast Gardens
 Grevilleas are one of the most commonly grown Australian Native plants in our gardens.
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 Long Stem Planting
Long Stem tube stock is an exciting and innovative method of planting.
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 Long Stem Planting Guide
 28 page booklet - the step by step planting method
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Plant lists

During late Winter, bush tracks in the sandstone country of the Central Coast start to blaze with colour as heath plants start their early flowering, continuing through spring and summer.

Here are lists of plants that thrive on the Central Coast (under construction). 



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