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… AT THE NURS­ERY

A sen­sa­tion when mass-planted, ‘Bordeaux’ is a win­ner in the rose stakes. A dou­ble-cupped beauty in wine red, it won gold and was named Best Flori­bunda at last year’s Na­tional Rose Tri­als. It is vig­or­ous, highly dis­ease-re­sis­tant and heat-tol­er­ant. From Treloar Roses (treloar­roses.com.au).

… IN PRINT

More than 40 of Mel­bourne’s most el­e­gant land­scapes are re­vealed in all their glory in Grand Mel­bourne Gar­dens by ar­chi­tect David Wilkin­son and pho­tog­ra­pher Kim­bal Baker (Thames & Hud­son, $70).

… IN TURF

Tiftuf Ber­muda grass is so hard­wear­ing it was used at Bris­bane’s Gabba for last year’s Ashes se­ries. It’s from Lawn So­lu­tions Aus­tralia (lawn­so­lu­tion­saus­tralia.com.au).

… IN GROW KITS

Grow fresh food at home with an Ur­ban Greens Grow Kit. They come in sev­eral seed vari­a­tions, $24.95 each, from Biome Eco Stores (biome.com.au).

… IN DIBBERS

Add a touch of tra­di­tion to your gar­den­ing with a clas­si­cal wooden dib­ber, made of hand-turned cel­ery-top pine – a Tas­ma­nian tim­ber. Fea­tur­ing depth mark­ings and a cord, it’s ideal for plant­ing seeds, bulbs and seedlings, and is $37 from Aus­tralian Wood­work, (aus­tralian­wood­work.com.au).

… IN PLANTERS

Get the nat­u­ral look with hand-carved teak planters for in­doors and out, in three sizes, start­ing at $53, from Satara Aus­tralia (satara.com.au).

… IN GAR­DEN HATS

Fed up with crushed gar­den­ing hats? Check out this fold­able Panama in bleached straw, called Nav­a­gio. With a cot­ton chin strap and slip­knot, it’s $360 from Hat­maker (hat­maker.com.au).

The award-win­ning ‘Bordeaux’ rose is stun­ning with a sub­tle fra­grance.

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