Gardening Blog - Lush Online Plants Nursery australia

Welcome! We hope you will enjoy our articles about plants, garden care, tropical plants & more. Select a category on the left, or scroll down to start reading! If you are looking for growing information for a specific variety please use the 'search' function below. We'd love to hear your feedback or experience; leave us a comment!

Perfect Weather for Planting - But Mind the Storms!

It's a great time to get out into the garden and plant up big!  The last few days have been quite cool, a contrast from the earlier heat that surprised us all in early spring.  The soil here is well watered with record rains only weeks ago and plenty to follow it up.  We were very lucky to avoid major damage with a "Super cell" storm blasting through the Bundaberg area just a few days ago.  Lots of trees were up-rooted and power was cut for over 24 hours for most locals with multiple powerlines down cutting major routes and some sheds and roofs lost.  The storm was terrifying for those caught in it, including us, it was like suddenly a switch was flicked which turned on a cyclone, scariest storm I have even seen.  

Apart from a few missing trees on the skyline, we were relatively unscathed, and the plants....well they responded by sprouting some new growth :)  Just another day in paradise for them.

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How do we pack and post our online plants?


Lush Plants Plant Nursery is committed to providing garden plants which arrive healthy and strong.  This starts with expert care in our plant nursery by growing strong plants, soaking them in Seasol seaweed solution to strengthen them for their journey, and excellent packaging methods.

Please note: our plants are shipped bareroot!

We guarantee your garden plants arrive safely or we will replace them for you!

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Payments for online plants orders


We accept:

  • Credit card payments (Processed through the Commonwealth Bank's secure payment system, CommWeb)
  • PayPal (You can use your PayPal account, credit card or debit card with this method)
  • Bank Deposit (Our bank details will be shown when you check out) 

Payment methods

  • Credit Card

We accept credit card payments through CommWeb; Commonwealth Bank's secure online payment system. Selecting this option will take you to the dedicated CommBank's payment page where you can complete your purchase.

If a CSV code is required, this is usually the last 3 digits on the back of your credit card. All transactions are through our secure site, which is secured with SSL and has three added layers of protection for your peace of mind.

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How to buy plants online @ Lush Plants


How to buy plants online @ Lush Plants Nursery Australia

  1. Browse our plants for sale, or select a specific category by hovering over the 'plant shop' button in the top menu.
  2. Use the green 'add to cart' button to add your plants to your cart. If a 'notify me' link is displayed instead of the 'add to cart' button, it means the product is out of stock. You can use this link to be notified once the products are back ins tock. 
  3. Once you have finished adding plants to your cart, go to your cart; located on the top menu.
  4. Click 'checkout' and select wether you want to checkout as a 'guest' or click 'show login' to create an account or login to an existing account. 
  5. Scroll down to enter your details.
  6. If you have a coupon code, enter it here (under the item list) and click 'save'
  7. Our postage prices are flat rate per 10 products and will be shown in cart automatically after you enter your postcode; $15 for Qld, NSW  & ACT. and $19.95 for SA & Vic.  No post to NT, W.A. or Tas.
  8. Select a payment method; credit card, PayPal or Bank Deposit. 
  9. Read our 'Terms and Conditions', tick the 'agree' box and click 'confirm purchase'!
  10. If you selected 'Credit Card', you will now be taken to the secure processing facility via the Commonwealth Bank.
  11. If you selected 'PayPal', you will now be taken to the PayPal website to pay. 
  12. If you selected 'bank deposit', you will now see our bank details. 

Additional ordering info

Please scroll down for information regarding buying online plants & our online plants website. 

Ordering

Buying plants online through Lush Plants plant nursery is a convenient way to buy plants online. The easiest way is to select a category under the 'plant shop' menu, located in the top menu. A list of categories will drop down when you mouse-over. You can select the ‘all online plants for sale’ category to view all online plants in stock.

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Current free gift with orders - Native Frangipani seeds

Native Australian Frangipani (Hymenosporum flavum)

This is such an amazing plant! You can grow the Native Frangipani as a shrub or a tree. Although it can reach a height of around 10m in warm and tropical areas, it will naturally grow smaller in colder regions. It also responds well to pruning, so simply keep it pruned at the height you want. 

The Native Frangipani native to most of the East Coast of Australia, right down to Sydney. It obviously grows very well in those regions! It will grow just about right around Australia, and is even moderately frost hardy. 

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Buying plants online saves time and money

Frequently Asked Questions about Buying Plants Online

The world is going to the internet for their consumer needs.  In a time of high fuel costs, high priced automobiles, and ‘middlemen’ raising the prices, buying plants online saves time, fuel and money.  There are many questions that arise when people first hear the notion ‘Buy Plants Online’. Frequently asked questions are about postage, packaging, secure online payments, and plant preparation. Others inquire of the benefits of buying online compared to buying locally and the market advantage of purchasing plants online.

Questions about Online Nurseries’ Postage and Packaging

How much is postage when you buy plants online?

For most internet websites, the easiest way to get a postage quote is to add your items to your cart, and often there is a postage calculator associated with ‘the cart’ or a following step to ‘view order’. Many online nurseries will have the shipping cost within the product description. Lush Plants Nursery Australia has postage starting as low as $3.50 for seed-only and flat rate postage for plant orders as low as $15.00 for 10 plants.

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Buying plants at a plants nursery

What to keep in mind when you buy plants at a plant nursery

When you set out to shop at your plant nursery, the same question pops up every time: ‘How do I choose the right plants for my garden?’ The best way is to find a plant nursery which has knowledgeable, helpful staff, whether it is in person at your local plant nursery, or via email or phone at your online plant nursery or mail order nursery.

The staff at the plant nursery should have time to answer all your questions, and should know the situation a certain plant will grow well in. Always try and give the nursery staff a good idea of where you would like to put the plant, the type of soil the plant is to grow in, and your climate. Your climate is mainly important when you shop at your online nursery, as online nurseries usually post plants around Australia, and may not be in your local area.

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Gardening From Home - Buy Plants Online

Article by Faith

The benefits of buying plants online

Now, we all know about the delights of going to garden centres. You can be transported into a forest world and spending hours browsing through the various plants for sale; having a little chat to a climbing clematis, pausing by the pansies or feeling sorry for the dry neglected plants on the “reduced for quick sale” racks and plotting to steal them all and give them a better life elsewhere (just me then?!)

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How to care for your plants when you buy plants online


Buying plants from an online nursery is a very convenient way of gardening!

You can conveniently buy plants online from your own home and have the plants delivered right to your doorstep.

For more information on how Lush Plants Plant Nursery packages and posts online plants, please visit our ‘Online Plants Postage Info’ page. Here are a few important things to help you successfully grow your new garden plants.

Caring for your online plants, 6 steps to success

  • 1.       Unwrap ‘m! Unwrap your online plants as quickly as possible
  • 2.       Soak ‘m! Soak your plants in seaweed for 5 minutes to several hours
  • 3.       Plant ‘m! Plant in a suitable pot size, in good potting mix
  • 4.       Feed ‘m! Feed with organic fertilizer or slow release, or mix it through the potting mix
  • 5.       Let ‘m drink! Water in really, really well!
  • 6.       Grow ‘m! Place in a protected spot and grow, grow, grow 

Caring for your online plants on arrival, additional info for success

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