Upper North Shore Sydney Australia


Deciduous woody shrubs growing 1m (3ft) tall thrive best in cool to temperate climates. They are relatively low-maintenance plants, and can also be used as ornamentals due to their attractive berries and foliage. Black currant 28cassis 29 s 2


Attractive shiny green foliage and attractive fruit colour home-grown fresh citrus fruits are nutritious to eat. The peel is appreciated when added to sweet or savoury dishes and juice the fruit for healthy and refreshing drinks. The smell of citrus blossom is prized in perfumes and many other species of plants are sought out that mimic their scent.



Cherries have a very short growing season and can grow in most temperate latitudes. The peak season for cherries is in the summer. Here in Australia and New Zealand they are usually at their peak in late December and a welcome addition to Christmas festivities.

Edible Flowers from your Garden

Use scroll buttons below for ideas Beautiful edible flowers are primarily used as a garnish to add colour and interest to a dish. Sprinkled onto salads, desserts or frozen into ice cubes they add visual interst. Flowers for food must be free of pesticides, any garden critters or soil.  Be…



The carrot is a member of the Umbelliferae family and its closest relatives are celery, dill, parsnip and parsley. Cultivated varieties exist in a range of colours from black, yellow, orange, red, purple through to white. They are a hardy plant that is grown as an annual.


Beans are grown either for their immature pods (snap beans), immature seeds (green peas), or shell beans grown for their mature seeds (dry beans). They are easy to grow and provide excellent fibre and nutritional value.



Asparagus is a ferny perennial plant of the lily family and grows to one and a half metres tall with both male and female plants (dioecious).


The apple tree is small, reaching 3 to 12 metres (9.8 to 39 ft) tall, with a broad, deciduous, often densely twiggy crown. There are thousands of cultivars; selecting varieties that suit the temperate Sydney Basin will ensure success. Their sweet smelling flowers are white with a pink tinge that gradually fades.