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Central Coast District Group



Here are a range of articles for those just starting out, as well as experienced native plant enthusiasts.



Getting started
Plan your garden and get the basics right Download
Central Coast plants for your gardenSome suggested local trees, shrubs and ground covers to plant in your garden. Download
Attracting Wildlife to your gardenDid 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 PlantsAustralian plants suitable for coast locations Download
Coastal Plant suggestions
Plants and growing notes for coastal areas of the Central Coast
Fire Resistant PlantsFire resistant plants for Central Coast Gardens.


Container PlantsGrowing 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 GardensFerns can add a lush beauty to the garden. An introduction to some of the local ferns with growing notes. Download
Acacias for Central Coast    GardensWhen 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  GardensHelpful hints on growing orchids with some easy to grow local orchids suggested for your garden. Download
Drain CloggersNative 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.
Trees Suitable for the Central Coast
Points to consider when selecting a tree to plant in your    garden.
Cottage Gardening with Australian Native Plants
Ideas for small gardens. Download
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.
Propagation Using Seed
Helpful hints on how to grow new plants from seed.
Propagation Using Cuttings
Plants grown from cuttings will be identical to the parent plant.
Propagation Using Division
Division is one of the simplest ways of increasing plant numbers.
Australian Grasses, Sedges & Rushes
These plants have become increasingly popular in landscaping, adding beauty, form, colour and texture variations to the garden.
Australian Plants for Sandy Soils
Some suggestions of suitable plants to grow. How to improve soils. Problems with water repellent soils.
Australian Plants for Clay Soils
Many gardeners regard clay soils with disdain, however clay soils are usually rich in nutrients.
Banksias for Your Garden
Banksias are some of the most spectacular flowering Australian plants.
Australian Daisies
Daisies look best when planted in groups or drifts in the garden, creating a sea of colour.
Grevilleas for Central Coast Gardens
Grevilleas are one of the most commonly grown Australian Native plants in our gardens.
Long Stem Planting
Long Stem tube stock is an exciting and innovative method of planting.

Long Stem Planting Guide
28 page booklet - the step by step planting method

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