Brighten up the winter months with a taste of the tropics.The hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) is the perfect plant to add a tropical touch to any balcony, garden or pool area. A single specimen makes a stunning visual statement, and several planted together can make a marvellous informal hedge or a colourful privacy screen.
The crepe myrtle tree changes its look with each season and is therefore a spectacular sight all year round. It also thrives on the peninsula.
Bougainvilleas are long-living, fast-growing, hardy plants which put on a spectacular colourful display each summer.
The Australian bottlebrush not only looks great, it is low-maintenance, adaptable to most backyard environments, and also attracts wildlife into your garden.by Judith Sleijpen
Would you like a plant that’s lovely to look at, luscious to smell and relieves headaches? French lavender can do all this and more!by Judith Sleijpen
Like some spectacular purple or pretty pink in your autumn garden? Judith Sleijpen has the solution. Lasiandra, or the Brazilian Glory Bush (Tibouchina granulosa), is simply spectacular at this time of year.by Judith Sleijpen
Is the peninsula a tropical paradise? You could be forgiven for thinking so when all the fabulous frangipanis are in bloom, says Judith Sleijpen!by Judith Sleijpen
Brazilian jasmine (Dipladenia sanderii, syn. Mandevilla sanderii) is quite an amazing plant. It rarely stops flowering! Native to South America, this evergreen with lustrous, glossy leaves produces a profusion of long-lasting, trumpet-shaped, blooms in shades of white, pink or red most of the year.by Judith Sleijpen
Need a vine to drape over a an archway or trellis? You can’t go past the sweet-smelling star jasmine, says Judith Sleijpen.by Judith Sleijpen