… 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.