in the nursery
Friday October 11th
Calibrachoa (Million Bells) are adding a nice splash of spring colour to the nursery at the moment. These prolific flowers produce blossoms that resemble miniature petunias across the warmer months.We have seven colours available in the nursery heading into the weekend - we are open 10am - 3pm Sat + Sun. Keith #inthenursery #perennials ... See MoreSee Less
Sounds good to me thanks for sharing i will go and enjoy tilba nursery
I ended getting my Volunteer Camilla at Bunnings it os beautiful.
Thursday October 3rd
In the nursery | the beautiful Grevillea leptobotrys 'Lilac Tangles' is back in stock this week - with new grafted plants now in the nursery. This low-mounding WA grevillea with distinctive pink flowers also features blue/grey foliage + reddish new growth - making it an outstanding rockery feature. Our plants are grafted onto hardy rootstock which allows them to do well in local conditions. These are regarded by collectors as one of the most desirable grafted grevilleas and always sell out fast. So drop in this weekend and grab one for your native garden. Keith #inthenursery #natives #grevilleas - images by Silverdory Productions ... See MoreSee Less
Nice one Keith. Howie. 🧐
Monday September 30th
In the nursery | Brachyscomes are hardy native daisies which can be used in native gardens, cottage gardens and everything in between. Their long flowering provides colour for much of the year making them an attractive option for terraces, embankments, rockeries or pots/hanging baskets. Once established they requires little water and have a high heat tolerance. We have a range of colours currently available. Keith #inthenursery #nativeplants - images by Silverdory Productions ... See MoreSee Less
These are some of my favourite daisies 🤩
Sunday September 29th
Lots of spring colour on display in the nursery this week with a range of perennials and natives currently flowering. Many of our roses are also in bud and hellebores are still putting on a show. Drop in if you are looking for a splash of colour in the garden! Keith #inthenursery #spring - images by Silverdory Productions ... See MoreSee Less
Thursday September 26th
Once again a big thanks to everyone who came along to our 'Spring Colour' Thursday Talk today - and a special thanks to Patricia and the team at La Galette for the perfect venue! If you missed the talk today drop by this weekend with any spring gardening questions - we have lots of fresh perennial and native colour in the nursery at the moment. Keith #inthenursery - images by Silverdory Productions ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you Keith, we really enjoyed it, and the information you gave us will really help us in the garden🌻
Great morning lots of very helpful information
Wednesday September 25th
in the nursery | Erysimum 'Bowles Mauve' - shrubby, upright growing wallflower featuring handsome grey-green leaves and profuse clusters of mauve flowers. Lots of new perennials arrived in the nursery today ahead of tomorrow's 'Spring Colour' talk - including achilleas, aquilegias, epimediums, plumonarias and phlomis. Keith #inthenursery #perennials #spring - images by Silverdory Productions ... See MoreSee Less
Tuesday September 24th
Kangaroo paws are great option for adding big colour to the spring garden - and with an occasional heavy prune will repeat flower across the whole year. We have a big range of different roo paw sizes and colours in the nursery at the moment. Keith #nativeplants #inthenursery - images by Silverdory Productions ... See MoreSee Less
Sunday September 22nd
In the nursery | 'Pink Lace' is beautiful compact lavender with two-toned candy-pink ribbons which contrast well with darker purple flower heads. Lavenders are a great option for hardy perennial colour and will be one of the plants we look at this week in our 'Spring Colour' Thursday Talk (Sept 26) - see Thursday Talk | September for more details. Keith #inthenursery #spring #perennials - images (of plants in the nursery this week) by Silverdory Productions ... See MoreSee Less
Just love these - aren't they beautiful this year!
Tuesday September 17th
Lots of spring colour in the nursery today enjoying some cooler weather after a splash of overnight rain. Several deliveries of new plants are also expected this week - so drop in if you're looking for some instant seasonal colour. Our next talk on Sept 26 will also look at spring colour in the garden - more details at Thursday Talk | September. Keith #inthenursery - images (of plants flowering in the nursery now) by Silverdory Productions ... See MoreSee Less
Jessica HerderJessica i know u love pretty flowers sis
Saturday September 14th
In the nursery | lots of fresh herbs and vegetable seedlings in stock this weekend. We've also got a big range of azaleas, daisies and spring flowering natives in stock if you're after a splash of colour. Keith #inthenursery ... See MoreSee Less
Wednesday September 11th
Lots of cheery Argyranthemum flowering in the nursery at the moment. These daisies are a great option for a splash of spring colour in the garden or a pot. Keith #inthenursery - images by Silverdory Productions ... See MoreSee Less
Thursday September 5th
In the nursery | Lotus berthelotii (Parrot's Beak) is a striking evergreen perennial with soft needle-like leaves and colourful pea-shaped flowers. Its trailing habit makes the Parrot’s Beak a great option for a containers or hanging basket. Keith #inthenursery - images (of plants in the nursery) by Silverdory Productions ... See MoreSee Less
Wednesday September 4th
In the nursery | Camellia japonicas are putting on a colourful spring show in the nursery this week. We have a range of beautiful flower styles and colours available. Keith #inthenursery #spring #camellias - images by Silverdory Productions ... See MoreSee Less
They are gorgeous, I love Camilla's, unfortunately I have no space for any more 😞
Just gorgeous Keith. I want some!!!
Tuesday September 3rd
Spring has definitely sprung in Tilba Tilba this week with camellias, hellebores, lavenders, daisies and a range of native plants in bud or flowering in the nursery. Our roses are also looking great with lots of new growth. Drop in for a look this week if you're after some colourful additions to your spring garden. Keith #inthenursery #spring - images by Silverdory Productions ... See MoreSee Less
Monday September 2nd
In the nursery | Isopogon cuneatus is a beautiful WA native shrub which features very showy pink flowers. Does well in rockeries or raised beds in full sun. In the nursery and starting to flower now. Keith #inthenursery #nativeplants - images by Silverdory Productions ... See MoreSee Less
One of my favourites .
Sunday September 1st
In the nursery | Forsythias produce a stunning late winter / early spring show of golden yellow bell-shaped flowers before leaves emerge. The foliage is also a colourful feature in autumn with bright yellows and a hint of orange/red. Currently flowering in the nursery. Keith #inthenursery #spring - images by Silverdory Productions ... See MoreSee Less
Friday August 30th
In the nursery | Eremophila nivea is a distinctive WA native which features beautiful, soft silver foliage and mauve flowers. The flowers largely appear from late winter to early spring with some spot flowering at other times. The soft, silver foliage makes this a striking contrast plant in any garden with just the occasional a light prune required to keep it bushy.
E. nivea is usually difficult to keep alive on its own roots in the more humid conditions of SE Australia but grafted plants have proven to be hardy in a wide range of conditions and soils - even in cold Canberra winters. A full-sun position with good air flow and no crowding from other plants is recommended. Grafted plants are in stock now. Keith #inthenursery #nativeplants - images by Silverdory Productions ... See MoreSee Less
Mine is in full bloom now on the balcony.....absolutely stunning 💜
Love it 😍
Wednesday August 28th
Lots of early spring colour in the nursery this weekend with Cercis, Forsythias, Clematis and Camellias just some of the beautiful flowers now on display. Drop by this weekend if you are after some instant colour for the garden. Keith #inthenursery #spring - images (of plants in the nursery) by Silverdory Productions ... See MoreSee Less
Beautiful, sorry I can't make it tomorrow it's the old boys Happy Birthday
Thursday August 22nd
In the nursery | Camellia Volunteer™ is a much sought after new camellia featuring deep pink-red flowers with distinctive frosted edging on the petals. During winter these large flowers open as soft pink /white which then deepen to a darker pink over time. Late season flowers may even be pure red. We have limited stock of these stunning camellias in stock from today - if you after one best to ring the nursery - (02) 4473 7196 (10am - 3pm) - and we can put your name on one. These are hard to source at the moment and will go fast. Keith. #inthenursery #camellias #news ... See MoreSee Less
Wednesday August 21st
We'll have lots of fresh colour in the nursery this weekend with new azaleas, diasies, camellias and berries just arrived and our hellebores continuing to put on a show. We also have a great range of small pots in the shop - ideal for indoor plants, succulents and cacti. Drop by if you are heading down Tilba Tilba way - La Galette is also open again so you can relax with a coffee after a browse through the nursery 🙂 Keith. #inthenursery - images by Silverdory Productions ... See MoreSee Less
Tuesday August 20th
Ornamental pears are starting to flower now with spring just around the corner. These deciduous trees are a great addition to any garden as they offer both colourful autumn foliage and a spring display of white blossoms. We currently have several P. calleryana varieties in stock (in bud/flower) plus the Snow Pear - Pyrus nivalis. Keith. #inthenursery #blossoms #pears - images by Silverdory Productions ... See MoreSee Less
Saturday August 17th
In the nursery | Philothecas (previously Eriostemon) are hardy, compact native shrubs which generally feature pink/white star-shaped flowers in winter and spring. Philothecas can be grown in both full sun and part shade and are popular with bees. We have several forms In stock and flowering now. Keith #inthenursery #natives - images by Silverdory Productions ... See MoreSee Less
Enjoying my blooms atm.
Friday August 16th
In the nursery | We've got a nice range of lavenders in the nursery this weekend with a variety of flower styles and colours on show. Drop down for a look if you're after a splash of late winter colour in the garden or a pot. Keith #inthenursery #lavenders - images by Silverdory Productions ... See MoreSee Less
Love Lavender 💜💜
Tuesday August 13th
Lots of late winter colour in the nursery this week with hellebores, grevilleas and lavenders in flower. We also have a big range of berries, citrus, olives and roses in stock. Drop in for a look if you are down Tilba way. Keith. P.S. Our Thursday Talks are back after a short break on August 29! - more details at Thursday Talk | August. #inthenursery ... See MoreSee Less
It looks like I will make the talk 👍
Sunday August 11th
In the nursery | Grevillea 'Carpet Queen' - very hardy and cold tolerant ground cover with cheery yellow flowers in winter/spring. Keith. #inthenursery #grevilleas #winterflowering ... See MoreSee Less
Thursday August 8th
Mistletoe Cactus (Rhipsalis and relatives) are unusual epiphytic cactus that can be grown either indoors or outdoors in a shaded position. In hanging baskets varieties with long, trailing foliage can create spectacular displays. Many varieties also flower in spring - and several have interesting berries through summer. We have a large range of these interesting foliage plants in the shop this week. Keith #inthenursery #intheshop - images by Silverdory Productions ... See MoreSee Less
And they look great in your macrame too!
Wednesday August 7th
Just a reminder that we now have our main delivery of roses in for this year - Delbards, David Austins, Hybrid Teas and climbing roses (all 2-3 year old potted plants). So if you have been waiting for a specific variety let us know and we can put your name on one (some varieties are already disappearing fast!) Keith #inthenursery #roses ... See MoreSee Less
Hi Keith, can you still get a rose called John Armstrong?
Monday August 5th
In the nursery | Gevillea 'Wendy Sunshine' is showy compact grevillea currently starting to flower in the nursery. This hybrid features sprays of beautiful red flowers spreading out from the plant on long stems for much of the year. The grey-green foliage is also attractive - with new leaves a reddish colour as they emerge. Both parents of 'Wendy Sunshine' are WA species but grafted plants are hardy on the east coast and develop into stunning rockery features. Rarely seen in nurseries - we currently have limited numbers of grafted plants in stock. Keith #inthenursery #grevilleas ... See MoreSee Less
Sunday August 4th
In the nursery | Aloes are hardy and striking foliage plants that can be grown in the garden or pots. Many forms also feature attractive spikes of flowers from late summer to spring. We have a range of small clumping aloes and the larger spider aloe currently in the shop and nursery. Keith #aloes #inthenursery #succulents #intheshop ... See MoreSee Less
I have a huge one on our verandah, I give bits of it to friends to grow can't kill it with an axe
Wednesday July 31st
Our main delivery of roses for the year arrived this morning so we now have a great range of Delbard, David Austin, Hybrid Tea and climbing roses in the nursery. These are all quality 2-3 year old potted roses (not bare-rooted) with many plants already sprouting new growth. If you have been waiting for a particular variety then get in touch and we can put something aside if we now have it. Keith #inthenursery #roses (floral images are from last year’s order from the same grower in spring/summer). ... See MoreSee Less
Yes im still coming down in Spring, the colours are fantastic in the flowers Rhonda
Tuesday July 30th
In the nursery | Grevilla 'Peaches and Cream' is a very popular medium sized hybrid (1.5 - 2m x 2m) widely grown for its showy flowers and long flowering period. 'Peaches and Cream' features distinctive bicoloured flowers that open yellow initially but later add various shades of pink and orange. These flowers are very popular with birds and bees - the long flowering across most of the year and neat habit (easily maintained with light pruning) make it a great choice as either a feature shrub or an attractive screening plant. We currently have advanced stock in the nursery and starting to flower now. Keith #inthenursery #natives - images by Silverdory Productions ... See MoreSee Less
Monday July 29th
In the nursery | we've just topped up our collection of citrus and now have a full range of popular varieties (lemons, limes, oranges, mandarins, kumquats) - many in both dwarf and regular forms. We also now have Seville oranges in stock which are ideal for making marmalade and other conserves. Keith #inthenursery #citrus #fruit ... See MoreSee Less
Saturday July 27th
In the nursery | we've got a new range of olives in the nursery this weekend. As well as producing fruit, olives make attractive small shade trees / foliage plants and most compact varieties will also do well in a large pot or container. Drop in and discuss which variety will best suit your garden. Keith #inthenursery #olives
Varieties in stock:
Manzillo | heavy cropping Spanish olive widely grown in Australia. Fleshy-fruited green or black olive - dual purpose (table & oil).
Kalamata - well known sweet black olive from Greece. Often grown in colder regions.
Frantoio - popular Italian variety widely grown for olive oil. (Also called 'Paragon' in Australia).
Coratina - adaptable, early-bearing Italian variety - dual purpose (table & oil).
Picual - Spanish variety widely grown for olive oil.
Californian Queen (UC 13A6) - large table olive eaten green or black. ... See MoreSee Less
Thursday July 25th
Western Australia is the home of many beautiful native plants - but unfortunately many of these do not survive for long on the east coast. We currently stock a range of WA natives that do grow in local conditions - including grevilleas, banksias, isopogons and hakeas. We also have some hardy hybrids and a range of grafted plants that allow for these showy natives to thrive in local gardens. Drop in for a look if you are down our way this week. Keith #inthenursery #nativeplants ... See MoreSee Less
I'll be down for a long overdue visit!
Oh Keith they are beautiful. Thankyou
Wednesday July 24th
Early flowering prunus are already putting on a show of pink blossoms in some locations. We have some beautiful weeping standards of pink flowering cherries and apricots in the nursery at the moment (established potted plants - not bare-rooted.) Both of these prunus make graceful, weeping features in any garden. Keith #inthenursery #blossoms ... See MoreSee Less
Sunday July 21st
In the nursery | our native plants collection currently features lots of winter flowering options including croweas, kangaroo paws, grevilleas and hardenbergias. Drop in if you're down our way and looking to add some winter colour to help attract birds and bees to your garden. Keith #nativeplants #inthenursery - images (of plants flowering in the nursery now) by Silverdory Productions ... See MoreSee Less
Saturday July 20th
In the nursery | Helleborus 'Anna's Red' features stunning magenta blooms and attractive foliage. One of the darkest crimson hellebore flowers available. In stock (and flowering in the nursery) this weekend. Keith #inthenursery #hellebores #winterflowering - images by Silverdory Productions ... See MoreSee Less
Thursday July 18th
In the nursery | Micromyrtus ciliata (Fringed myrtle) is a low growing native shrub with a graceful semi-weeping habit. In spring it is covered in white/pink flowers which then age to red. Prefers a full sun position and well drained soil - images here are plants growing near Corunna in rockery beds. We have new stock in the nursery this week. Keith #inthenursery #nativeplants ... See MoreSee Less
Gosh I wish I lived closer to your nursery ♥️
Wednesday July 17th
In the nursery | Camellia floribunda 'It's Gorgeous' is part of a new range of camellias developed in Australia which combine the large flowers of japonica camellias with the toughness and full sun tolerance of sasanquas. 'Its Gorgeous' features stunning large pink flowers throughout winter while its vigorous upright growth makes it ideal as a colourful hedge / screen or a feature plant in the garden (or a large pot). New stock in the nursery (and in flower) today. Keith #inthenursery #camellias #winterflowering - images by Silverdory Productions ... See MoreSee Less
Where are you planting this Cathy, hopefully Keith will be of help.
Hi Keith looking for a street hedge in a white camellia is this available in this new fast growing variety ?
Rundle Street Raine Phillips we so need a catch up 😘
Tuesday July 16th
We currently have a great range of cold tolerant grevilleas in stock - including many varieties that will handle very cold and frosty conditions (even Canberra winters!) Many of these hardy species and cultivars are also winter flowering so provide both colour and nectar to insects and birds in the garden during the colder months. From ground covers to taller screening shrubs we have the perfect grevillea for your location. Keith #inthenursery #winterflowering #grevilleas - images (of plants in the nursery this week) by Silverdory Productions ... See MoreSee Less
Gorgeous Grevilleas 💞
Monday July 15th
In the nursery | Thryptomene 'F.C. Payne' (Payne's thryptomene) is a widely grown select form of the Western Australian native Thryptomene saxicola. Its compact, semi-weeping habit and masses of pale pink flowers from winter to summer have made it a popular shrub in many native gardens where it prefers well drained soils and a full-sun position. The flowers are very popular with bees and butterflies. In stock and flowering now. Keith #inthenursery #winterflowering #nativeplants - images by Silverdory Productions ... See MoreSee Less
Sunday July 14th
In the nursery | Helleborus Ice 'n' Roses are beautiful hybrid hellebores renowned for their outward facing flowers and long flowering period. We currently have both the red and white forms flowering in the nursery - drop down this week and grab one if you’re after some instant winter colour in the garden! We are closed on Tuesday (July 16) but open the rest of the week 10am - 3pm. Keith #inthenursery #winterflowering - images (of plants in the nursery today) by Silverdory Productions ... See MoreSee Less
Saturday July 13th
In the nursery | new stock of Banksia blechnifolia arrived in the nursery this week. This unusual Western Australian ground cover banksia features distinctive large fern-like foliage and showy flowers on long stems spreading out around the plant. One of the hardiest WA banksias in the east - definitely worth a spot in any native garden as a unique feature ground cover. Keith #inthenursery #banksias #nativeplants ... See MoreSee Less
We try to have them all the time. See you next time. Keith
Absolutely stunning !
Hope you still have some when l next visit absolutely beautiful.
Friday July 12th
In the nursery | Hardenbergia violacea adds a nice splash of winter colour to any garden and can be grown as a climber, creeper or groundcover. It prefers full sun and good drainage - plus a good prune after flowering. We currently have both the purple ('Happy Wanderer') and white ('Free n Easy') select forms in stock. Keith #inthenursery #nativeplants ... See MoreSee Less
Thursday July 11th
In the nursery | Boronias are back in the nursery this week with 'Lipstick' (pink), 'Jack Maguries Red', B. megastigma lutea (yellow) and 'Moonglow' (white) now in stock. Drop down and grab one of these fragrant natives for a beautiful spring show in the garden (or a pot) - some plants are already in bud. Keith #inthenursery #nativeplants #boronias - images here are from last spring (by Silverdory Productions) ... See MoreSee Less
Monday July 8th
Australian native plants are a great source of colour in the winter garden and support nectar feeding birds and insects over the colder months. Grevilleas and kangaroo paws in particular can be combined in small gardens or rockery beds for hardy winter displays. We have a big range of these showy natives in stock this week. Keith #inthenursery #nativeplants - images by Silverdory Productions ... See MoreSee Less
Sunday July 7th
In the nursery | Daphne 'Perfume Princess' is generally regarded as both the earliest and longest flowering of all daphnes - with one of the sweetest fragrances. It is prized for its profusion of large blush pink (softly fading to white) flowers. 'Perfume Princess' flowers from winter to late spring and is ideal for growing in either containers or the garden. We also have white and pink forms of Daphne odora in stock at the moment - either in bud or in flower. Keith #inthenursery #daphnes ... See MoreSee Less
They smell beautiful, we had them all around the garden as a child, I still remember that wonderful smell.