Growing Friends Sale Expanded


Beautiful flowering small tree, Hibiscus boryanus
Beautiful flowering small tree, Hibiscus boryanus

Wednesday, 11th March 2.30pm till 4pm ONLY

Exceptionally Good Garden Plants …. SALE !



ATTENTION INDUSTRY – I’m helping Growing Friends at Sydney RBG expand their offering of good garden plants for warm temperate coastal frost free locations, like Sydney coastal Metro where you might have current designs … Did you know its now possible to have these interesting plants grown for you, by simply making an upfront payment and agreed pick up time … ? With a minimum repeat of five, combining to minimum total order of 20 plants, you can now raise the bar even further on your own designs by adding the extra beauty of Sydney Botanic Gardens species, especially grown for you… !

RBG Growing Friends Nursery, Mrs Macquaries Road adjacent to Maiden Theatre

All New Look DGN & Uber Bromeliad Grower

Ray Henderson Glenning Valley
Ray Henderson Glenning Valley

Welcome to the all new look DGN Blog that tends to go with some VERY interesting new growers …

… I’ve stumbled across here, after moving to the Central Coast in late August, like Ray Henderson and his mind altering array of pure bromeliad porn is pulling a lot of my attention for gardens you might be considering for designs during this busy period up to Christmas.


Ray Henderson the grower
Ray Henderson the grower, Neoregelia ‘Marcho x Brazil Spotty’, Neoregelia Eva x Jenna

An extensive garden across a rather choice piece of Glenning Valley is home to a new range of completely sun hardy Neoregelia hybrids, among many others and these neo’s particularly, hybridised by Peter Tristram at Repton just south of Coff’s.

Ray Henderson Bromeliads – 0413 345 297

CCPLF ’14 Coastal Planting Cornucopia

Licuala elegans suitable for Sydney conditions ... part of my Coastal Planting talk from 1pm Sat with Mark Paul
Licuala elegans suitable for Sydney conditions … part of my Coastal Planting talk from 1pm Sat with Mark Paul
Central Coast Plant Lovers Fair ’14…
Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th September, Kariong Mountains Primary School 9am to 4pm THIS WEEKEND!
Kariong, Central Coast, NSW

Such a FREE Speakers line up !! Both days of THIS weekend… I’ll be doing a 2 hander on Coastal Gardening with Mark Paul on his Greenwalls from 1pm on Saturday.

Don’t join just to hear us, get there early for all the fabulous planting on offer, much of it you simply won’t see again until next year’s Fair !

Central Coast Plant Lovers Fair ’14

After a sensational kick off last year...
After a sensational kick off last year…

Central Coast Plant Lovers Fair ’14 Kariong is set to raise the bar even higher with good garden plants to make gardens from.

So excellent is the coastal frost free offering, together with Mark Paul at the Ex-Parrot Greenwall Company, I’m presenting a FREE two hander from 1.30pm on the Saturday ONLY.

Vertical growing across Greenwalls
Vertical  greenwall

From 1pm I’ll talk for a 30 min on coastal garden making, followed by Mark from 1.40pm with all the fascinating latest on vertical growing across Greenwalls, Grow Blades, Grow Baskets and Eco Pillows for roof culture for your gardens.

Best plants go to early attendees, so bring your boxes ‘cause I KNOW you have the interest already Happy.

Saturday 27th AND Sunday 28th SEPTEMBER 2014
9am to 4pm THIS WEEKEND !
Kariong Mountains High School
Kariong, Central Coast, NSW