Canna Lily and Chinese Fishtail Palm Sale

The Canna lily is one of the most versatile and high impact flowering ornamentals to plug into your subtropical look. We have some gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous colours available. Great savings to be had on a 6 litre grade which are big in the bag. $14.50 each or 10 for only $125- instant impact en masse!…

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Birth, death and taxes

Birth, death and taxes. The three certainties of life. Oh, that and Cliff Richard being in his 3rd age -defying cyborg identity (IMO he spent a decade too long in his circa 1981 ‘Wired for Sound’ cyborg body, rousing my suspicions in the first place) The man is without doubt, a robot. The three topics…

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Happy holidays and safe travels

We here at Coast Palms and Cycads are amping for our summer break. By the end of these ridiculously hot days we all feel like barbequed prawns and we get a little fractious with each other. Working in 30deg celcius heat with high humidity is fairly taxing so I am more than likely going to…

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Final Dates for Xmas delivery

All plant deliveries purchased as ordered online and freighted will be finishing for the 2017 year on Friday 15 December. This is to ensure the week before Xmas is clear for those plants to be delivered and not have them spend Xmas in freight depots dotted around the country. Please ensure that you get your…

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Xmas Plant Goodies Galore

After much arm twisting and cajoling from customers I’ve decided to bring the highly anticipated release of Abyssinian Red bananas (Ensete ventricosum ‘Maurelii’) and Lady Palms (Rhapis excelsa) forward, so these can be made available for Christmas presents. These will go at lightning speed, so be warned now- get in quick. You may not see another…

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big bangalow sale

  • 9 November 2017,
  • sale

We need to move some of our larger Bangalow Palms out to make room for incoming stock. These trees are in excess of 3 metres tall and will not fit into a freight truck. To capitalise on the great savings you will have to come and pick these trees up and take them home yourselves…

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Bring on the Philodendrons!!

I’ve just updated our Philodendron selection (under Subtropicals/Ornamentals) We now have a range of 4 to sell and they’re all very attractive with serious foliage wowee points. With the massive indoor large leaved foliage trend continuing unabated this genus is a winner for the indoor living art prize. At $22.50 for a 2.5l potted specimen…

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Supply and Demand

The laws of economics are close on 2000 years old, almost as old as the Welcome Bay hills behind the nursery. As the rain comes down on this thundery and wet day, I’m just writing a brief post about how we are having unprecedented demand for certain species here at the nursery. Many customers and…

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Illness and Running a Business

So here we are at Friday, end of the working week for some lucky people. Not so for me, and to top it off I’m recovering from bronchitis and this seasons turbo-boosted version of strep throat. It has been a fairly horrendous couple of weeks, what with the mega frostings- the damage has slowly revealed…

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Frost and it’s Aftermath

On July 30 and 31 we had two very significant frosts. Significant, in that they were the hardest frosts I have on record since the winter of 2009, 8 years ago. At -4.5c on Sunday night, and on the Monday night, -3.5c respectively, they wreaked havoc at our nursery and many other gardens around the…

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