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    Traditionally grass trees were of great importance to the Aboriginal population, they ate the fresh new leaves and extracted starch from the upper portion of the trunk CLIMATE: Tropical to temperate to cool NATURAL HABITAT: Widespread across the Eastern and Southern states FEATURES: A striking erect plant with a crown of wiry slender leaves. This is a painting courtesy of botanical artist, Beverley Graham PLANTING & CARE: A pack of 10 seeds. Sow in good quality native potting mix. Plants are very hardy, are frost and drought tolerant, but are very slow growing. ; Traditionally grass trees were of great importance to the Aboriginal population, they ate the fresh new leaves and extracted starch from the upper portion of the trunk.
  • Dichopogon strictus. These beautiful lilies, with the chocolate scented flowers, were favoured as a great bushfood treat and for their nutritious tubers by Aboriginal people for generations. These beautiful lilies with the chocolate scented flowers were eaten for their nutritious tubers. Always remember to leave enough to reseed for the next year as the Aboriginal people did. The long lasting flowers are visible from August to February and grouped together are a wonderful addition to any garden. The packet contains approximately 30 seeds and instructions for propagation.
  • Grows in an arid temperate climate in West Australia. The current bush was very important for traditional bush medicine and is today being investigated for its anti cancer properties A rigid spiny shrub growing 1m high with unusual one-sided white, cream or yellow flowers. The current bush was very important for traditional bush medicine and is today being investigated for its anti cancer properties Comes complete with propagation instructions. 10 seeds per pack
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    Wild Australian Pepper, grow your own pepperberries

    Australian Mountain Pepperberry bush is a shrub/small tree of 4 to 5 metres.

    This shallow rooting plant dehydrates on hot days so it will need a good water supply and plenty of shade. The leaves can be used throughout the year and make an excellent peppery additive when cooking a wide range of dishes. The berries (produced on female plants) are very hot, and when dried they can be used with a pepper grinder. This pack contains 30 seeds and also includes instructions for germination and harvesting. Buy some today to have your own supply of this delicious herb. Its natural habitat is in the cool, moist, elevated areas of Tasmania and south-east Australia.
  • Melaleuca alternifolia  This plant has everything! Use the aromatic leaves to aid colds, and use the paper bark to wrap and cook your authentic bush tucker meals in. Melaleuca alternifolia is a tall shrub with papery bark and white flowers in spring and summer, it has aromatic foliage where valuable oil is extracted. Tea Tree Oil has great germicidal properties and is used in a range of products, including antiseptics, deodorants, shampoos and soaps. This plant has everything! Use the aromatic leaves to aid colds, and use the paper bark to wrap your authentic bush cuisine. This pack contains 30 viable seeds and propagation notes.
  • The Wild Rosella, although not a native, has been around since pioneering days. The flower (calyx) is used for making jams and relishes. The leaves can also be used in salads or as a spinach substitute. The Wild Rosella grows quickly and will produce an abundance of flowers about 10 cm across. Wild Rosella is best grown as an annual and has similar growing requirements to tomatoes, needing a warm summer, and no frost. This packet contains 30 viable seeds and propagation notes.
  • Grown your own Wattleseed!

    Wattle trees grow throughout Australia

    Wattleseed, Acacia victoriae  The wattle tree makes an excellent hedge and is also often used as a fodder crop

    Acacia victoriae is drought and frost resistant.  The seeds are collected in summer, ground and roasted. Their nutty texture and coffee-like aroma have made them highly sought after for use in confectionery and baking. This seed pack contains 30 seeds and includes instructions for germination and harvesting the seed. Seeds from the Wattle tree are edible, but there are a few species that aren't so be sure to check with an expert before trying them. A great bushfood treat.  These seeds are Acacia victoriae.