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Sun newspapers Wed 15 Jul 2015



Sun newspapers Wed 15 Jul 2015


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin Region

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WEDNESDAY JULY 15 2015 GARDENING 15 V1 - SUBE01Z01MA Add some Glory to the garden The beautiful bloom of the tibouchina Jazzie. or even as potted features. Tibouchinas are easy to grow and suited to full sun, but I prefer to grow them in an area where they receive at least some filtered light from the midday or afternoon sun, and protection. One of the most popular tibouchina species in earlier years was Altonville, which can grow into a large shrub or small tree and always looked stunning when in flower. It was often declared a must-have for the garden. The picture on this page is tibouchina Jazzie. It is only a small grower, but at present in my garden it is laden with dozens of new buds ready to burst through and make a brilliant display within a few days. These long-lasting bloomers love to be well watered and are happiest in well-drained soil. Like most shrubs, they will also benefit from tip-pruning and a hard prune after flowering if they start to become lanky. Check out your local nursery or garden centre for the different species of tibouchinas available, and add a gorgeous splash of colour to your garden. THE softening colours of the beautiful tibouchina will find a spot in any warm-climate garden, making a statement in mainly purple, mauve or pink blooms. They are not a new variety of plant, but they belong to a genus of approximately 350 species, and rising. Commonly known as Glory Bushes they thrive in coastal and warm climates throughout Australia. In Queensland they are more prevalently grown and are often seen as mature trees or large shrubs in blazing displays of vibrant colour. Dwarf varieties are available growing to only a metre high, making them suitable for hedging, shaping walkways, garden beds, small gardens or where there is limited space, The ESSINGTON SCHOOL DARWIN We teach the Australian curriculum and the Cambridge International curriculum Enrolling Now for 2016 and 2017 Places Limited Enrol Early Bladin Point Shaping businesses in Humpty Doo! A premium industrial estate providing affordable industrial land in the greater Darwin region. 47 LI zoned blocks from 3,900m2 3km from Humpty Doo 20km from Palmerston CBD 30km from Bladin Point onshore LNG facility 30km fromWickham Point Darwin LNG gas plant John Piening Mob: 0408 892 221 land@humptydooindustrial.com.au