"Nostalgie Rose" has a distinctive shape, fragrance and a rare colour combination of creamy-white with cherry-red. Most roses bred commercially for cutting are grown in the greenhouse, but 'Nostalgie' can be grown outdoors as it is so robust.
Baking soda neutralizes the ph in the soil and is a natural weed killer. Sprinkle baking soda around all of the edges of garden areas to keep the grass and weeds from growing into flower beds. Just lightly cover the soil twice a year – spring and fall.
Hakea laurina (Pin-cushion Hakea) is one of the most beautiful native plants of south-western Australia. In Italy and America its uses include street and hedge planting. by David Lade, via ShutterStock
French Lavender Anouk is a drought-tolerant variety that produces lovely, light and dark purple blooms. It emits the wonderful lavender scent and is perfect for container gardening. PP# 16685 (Lavandula stoechas)
I love this typical old Australian homestead surrounded by a rambling country garden … you see a lot of farmhouses/gardens like this in rural Australia. photos by michael wee for country style au ‘Clair Matin’ shrub rose xx debra via homelife