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YOUR SOURCE FOR NATIVES IN CANBERRA
 

Welcome.

We proudly stock THE largest range of Australian Native Plants in the ACT and surrounds. 


We specialise in local species as well as hardy and cold tolerant natives, and carry a large range of native plant varieties, ranging in size from tubestock to 200mm, plus a growing range of advanced stock.

Covid is still affecting Canberra and whilst the restrictions have eased, we continue to practise safe Covid measures including social distancing and mask wearing where appropriate. 

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MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OUR CUSTOMERS

Merry Christmas and thankyou for a great year to all our Customers, Suppliers and Friends. Stay safe and have a lovely gardening break.
We will still be open over the Christmas Hours but with reduced hours.
Sunday 24th December  8.30am to 2pm
Monday 25th December  CLOSED
Tuesday 26th December CLOSED
Wednesday 27th December 10am to 4pm
Thursday 28th December 10am to 4pm

Friday 29th December 10am to 4pm
Saturday 30th December 10am to 4pm
Sunday 31st December 10am to 4pm
Monday 1 January CLOSED
Tuesday 2nd January Normal Trading

CHANGED TRAFFIC CONDITIONS UNTIL DECEMBER 2023

Roadworks in Pialligo will continue until December 2023 but we are still OPEN.  Beltana Road is ONE WAY.  The entry hasnt changed but there is a new exit at the other end of the road near Rodney's Nursery. 

GROWING NATIVE PLANTS IN THE CANBERRA REGION

Growing conditions in Canberra can be extreme. Canberra is typically hot and dry in summer, and wet and cold in Winter.  Canberra is also known for its clay soils but there are several different soil types in Canberra, from shale-based clays to alkaline clays and non-alkaline clays.  Many gardens also have improved soils which will have bought in soils added to their natural soil.

Soil type and conditions can be a problem when growing native plants but their is always plenty of choice.  Alkaline soils will limit the choice of Proteaceae species such as Grevilleas, Banksias, Hakeas, etc.  But most of the other species will be fine, for example, Acacia, Callistemon, Correa, Crowea, Westringia, Leptospermum, Melaleuca and most daisies.

Even more important than soil type is creating drainage in your garden beds.  This is easily achieved by creating mounded garden beds whenever possible.  Clay is not a bad thing.  It holds nutrients which can feed plants. But in many cases, having additional drainage in the top 150mm - 300mm will improve the chances of success with native plants that are not tolerant of heavy soils.

When you come into the nursery, we can help show you a range of plants that will be suitable for your soil type to help you minimise failures.
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