I review these products during tasks I personally carry out within my garden on a regular basis. Using the right product or tool for the job makes the difference of doing it the easy way or the hard way, so I really value a product which can make my life easier.

I am hoping that garden related companies will send me ‘products’ to test and evaluate. However I must stress that I will not be anything but fair and make no promises to these companies other than to tell the truth. Many of the products here are what I have already purchased for my own gardening use and are happy with.
You may ask, what are your qualifications? Well Judy and I opened our garden through the ‘Australia's Open Gardens’ for
10 years. We now open to support a specific charity.
We had our 18th Open Garden in 2019.
We won Gardening Australia’s 2009 ‘Golden Trowel’, have appeared on the ‘Garden Guru’s and ‘Gardening Australia’ twice and on various other television shows. We have given over 200 presentations to garden clubs on Sub tropical gardening and open our garden for bus tours. What is more important is that we have learnt from our gardening mistakes.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Where to buy Tropical Plants in Brisbane

Are you looking for tropical plants in Brisbane and feeling frustrated?
The majority of Garden Centres only stock what I call ‘lowest common denominator plants’ and to get something different even rare can take quite a bit of searching.
Fortunately there is a nursery almost in the centre of Brisbane that’s easy to get to whether you live on the south or north side of Brisbane.
It is called ‘Palms for Brisbane’; don’t let the name fool you as they sell a lot more than palms.
They have Heliconias, Costus, Gingers ect, ect.

It’s run by Greg Smith and his family and they are always most helpful in selection of plants and will even advise on landscaping your property.
In my dealings with Greg I have always been happy with my purchases and he also supports our ‘Open Garden’ by letting us leave our flyers there.