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I had ideas about going to theĀ Great Dixter Spring Plant Fair this weekend, but it dawned on me that I should spend more time worrying about the plants I already have rather than acquiring new ones. 613 more words


Pittosporum ferrugineum (Pittosporaceae)

This widespread and common shrub or tree is known as the Rusty Pittosporum, probably due to the rusty brown tomentum on the leaf underside, that is easy to rub off with the fingers. 66 more words

Habitat - Rain Forest

Tuesday's Terrace

In a true blend of art and horticulture, this weeks Tuesday’s Terrace come with a Pittosporum tobira that’s all dressed up with nowhere to go. Seen in Cordoba, Spain, this otherwise bland planting that would be lost and ignored in any environment but is spruced up here with a colorful assemblage containing multiple tiers of tiles. 27 more words


Ashamedly In The Pink

It’s mid-July, and the rate of growth in the garden is quite astounding. The left-hand border, which was only created in April, has gone berserk. And contrary to my previous assertions on this blog that I don’t like pink, in any way… 108 more words


Variegated Pittosporum

Pittosporum hedges are quite common around here.

Probably the most common variety is Pittosporum eugenioides variagata which provides pretty light grey-green and white variegated leaves. This particular variety hails from New Zealand. 172 more words


The battle with environmental weeds

I belong to a group of crazy people who goes into a national park to remove environmental weeds. We cover an area slightly over 1,000 hectares. 169 more words