Our humble state emblem the kangaroo paw has adapted to withstand harsh and dry conditions yet still remain soft.
It is also the latest botanical to be added to the new Clarins Extra Firming range of skin moisturisers.
Come into the pharmacy and chat to our experienced cosmeticians Robbie & Liz about whether it could be of benefit for your skin and sample the new range now.
When we emigrated to Australia from the Uk in the early 80’s my dad bought a green and gold tracksuit, so proud was he to adopt his new country. He never wore it. That sums up how I feel about these colours, I’m drawn to them, but yet.. ?🤔 how about you?
📰In case you missed it we were on the cover of the February issue of the Australian Flower Industry magazine.
😄Today we recieved about half a dozen spare coppies in the mail and we realized we had totally forgotten to post about it. Oops!
👉You can swipe through to read the article.
I absolutely love this unusual combination of blooms and foliage. The shapes, the texture.... and of course the colour! Something about these colours together is just perfect. It’s not your traditional conservative bunch and I really like that about it. My client wanted me to include white Lilies into her special family portrait, the commission piece I am currently working on. And although lilies are a beautiful statement flower in their own right, i have drawn Lillie’s in my last 2 commission pieces so I really wanted to do something different. I wanted to introduce a mix of flowers that would complement the lilies but add a lot of detail and texture and create something that was really fresh and new and a little bit different. With every commission piece I work on, I create a mood board for myself. A selection of images with the colour and feel I am wanting to achieve. I spotted this on @asdaisydoes Insta story one afternoon and thought it would be perfect as a flower reference for this commission, and a great visual to show my client of how I was going to inject some colour into her piece. My client loved the idea of having these flowers and foliage along with her Lillie’s surrounding her family in the illustrated portrait. So thanks @asdaisydoes for doing the hard work for me and for your help with these buds actual names 👇🏻😉😘💐🌾
#tetragona#kangaroopaw#seaholly#floweringgum#wheat and orange and white #lilly 👊🏼
Is your paw looking poorly? Kangaroo paws use so much energy with their generous flowering throughout Spring and Summer that they can often look half dead come Autumn. But fear not! It is easy to rejuvenate them. I thought it would be useful to share some information and pictures on how to make them better.
The first method is the quick way and is only suitable for the tall varieties of kangaroo paw. You can cut your paw right back. If you spot any new shoots in the process of the drastic cut back you can leave these on. After you have cut the paw right back it's important to fertilise it and give it a deep water. Be sure to give it regular watering to promote new growth. This method can be carried out with secateurs or a whipper snipper. It's perfect for those who don't have a lot of time and need a quick way to rejuvenate their kangaroo paw.
The second method is a much less drastic and will leave you with something that more resembles a plant. It is suitable for both the tall and short varieties of paw. The first step is to pull off all the dried, brown leaves. Then remove the leaf fans that contains dead flowers. Even if it has green leaves, because removal of the whole fan will stimulate new growth and allow air flow. It's likely you will be removing big sections of your paw but this is ok because it will grow back with healthy new shoots. Once you have done this you should be left with a healthier looking kangaroo paw. It's important at this point to fertilise and give a deep water. Maintain good watering to encourage as much new growth as possible.
I hope this advice can help you get the best out of your kangaroo paws. When cared for properly these plants can be one of the most stunning and attractive in your Australian native garden.
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