Brian Roach of Westleigh Native Plants is having an open garden and plant sale at his home in northern Sydney on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 March. Free entry.
"If you’re anything like me, there’s lots of holes to fill in the garden after a devastating final 3 months of last year and the start of this year with virtually no rain, unbelievable heat and water restrictions. But what a wonderful fall of rain in early February! What a disappointment the Johanna’s Christmas Bush has been. All the mature plants in my garden flowered really well around October but then produced little or no red colouring late in the year, obviously due to the total lack of rain. The only exceptions were a couple of reasonably mature plants in pots. I was able to keep the water up to them and hey presto! Plenty of colour as shown in the photo below."
Brian will have plenty of these special plants in 6”/140mm pots next at $18 each. There’ll also be a good range of other plants for sale, mainly in tumblers at $5 each. Brian is concentrating on propagating plants that he can confidently recommend for our changing weather conditions – hot and dry. Enter the wonderful grevilleas, eremophilas (emu bush) and many of our grey-foliaged native plants.
Location: 47 Eucalyptus Drive, Westleigh 2120
Time: 9.30 am to 3.30 pm.
Contact: 0418 115 630, firstname.lastname@example.org
Read more about Brian on ABC's Gardening Australia here.