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Evergreen Baby™ Lomandra is a Tough, Super Compact Plant that Handles Periodic Wet Feet

Evergreen Baby™ Lomandra is a tough, super compact plant that handles periodic wet feet, is sterile and gets lots of golden flowers in spring

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SunGold™ Lomandra is a very drought and cold tolerant plant with golden variegated foliage

SunGold™ Lomandra is a very drought and cold tolerant plant with golden variegated foliage

Sungold™ Lomandra longifolia 'LMV100' PBR

SunGold™ Lomandra is one of those drought tolerant, no fuss, easy care reliable plants. The variegation on this Lomandra longifolia is subtle, yet its golden colour provides rich contrast for any garden.

This tough Lomandra works well in cold climates such as Canberra, but also in hot dry zones. It will even cope with the humidity of South East Queensland, provided the soil is not heavy and periodically wet. Ultimately it will get 600mm high, but can be pruned each few years to keep it lower if you want. So go for gold, go Sungold.

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‘KATRINUS DELUXE’ Lomandra is a more dense erosion control plant with masses of yellow flowers

‘KATRINUS DELUXE’ Lomandra is a more dense erosion control plant with masses of yellow flowers

Lomandra longifolia Katrinus Deluxe


Lomandra longifolia ‘Katrinus Deluxe’ is one of the most drought tough plants in the world. Not only has it got a finer leaf than most Lomandra longifolia, but it also flowers more. Look at the masses of yellow flowers on these plants. Katrinus Deluxe tolerates most types of soils, and is more frost tolerant than most Lomandra types.

In more humid regions it is best to avoid using this plant in periodically saturated soils, or depressed areas. In non humid areas this is not a concern. Katrinus Deluxe handles full sun and moderate to slightly heavy shade. It is widely used as a Roadside plant in Australia, New Zealand and the USA due to it’s toughness, its low maintenance, its evergreen habit, and the fact that it will not produce seed.

It is an excellent erosion control plant. These Katrinus Deluxe have been in for many years, and have never been pruned, and this is about as big as they get.

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Protecting Our Playgrounds – We Need To Make Playgrounds More Natural

Protecting Our Playgrounds – We Need To Make Playgrounds More Natural 

We’re now able to make playgrounds and surrounding areas safer by using the methods implemented by Ozbreed and Fiona Robbé Landscape Architects. These methods meet the Australian Standard and have also won an award at the Kidsafe 2012 National Playspace Design Awards.

In conjunction with Fiona Robbé Landscape Architects, Ozbreed found the need to make playgrounds more natural because during their time playing in playgrounds, kids very often wander off to explore their surroundings.

Whilst still ensuring to create an optimum safe play environment, something that needs to be considered more closely by landscape architects and designers is that kids love to play with plants.

The premise for this trial was set by the increasing demand and interest in the performance of non-woody plants in mulch, in and around play equipment (including fall zones).

The core aim of the trial is to systematically determine the optimum growth conditions for non-woody plants in playgrounds mulch. This will allow playgrounds to look more natural and reduce the open bare appearance of play equipment without compromising safety.

Plant Health in Playground Mulch:

2 garden beds were used in the trial, containing 2 different mulches; Playbark Pinebark Mulch and Port Stephens Pine Mulch. Naringa Westringia ‘WES01′ PBR and Tanika® Lomandra longifolia ‘LM300’ PBR, were installed in each garden bed and planted in two different sets of conditions: Planted in pure mulch and planted with soil underneath (soil base method).

Preliminary results as of November 2010 showed that plants with soil underneath established and rooted out much quicker than the plants planted straight into the mulch, and the plants in Port Stephens Pine Mulch had rooted out much quicker than in the Playbark Pinebark Mulch.

Naringa displayed affected growth between the soil base method and when planted straight into mulch. Photos depict that with soil, growth has been abundant, while without it seemed to stay the same since planting.

Tanika however showed a better growth habit in the soil base method and the foliage looked cleaner. Results as of February 2011 showed that …read more