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About Botany-World

Botany-World was created by myself in 2022 and draws upon over 30 years of gardening expertise. I am a passionate home orchardist and my suburban garden is home to 36 fruit trees, featuring  Japanese and Australian citrus varieties such as Australian finger lime, yuzu, and sudachi. I am also a rare plant collector, with a special interest in variegated plants.

I grew up in North Yorkshire, England, and move to Australia at 19. My English childhood has given me a love of cottage gardens that remind me of home. During spring and summer, my garden is full of daffodils (I have planted 300 in 2023), bluebells, forget-me-nots, clematis, dahlias, larkspur, Canterbury bells, cosmos, zinnias, delphiniums to name a few. Not only do these flowers add beauty to my garden, but they also create an ideal environment for wildlife and insects.

My garden

As an animal lover with four cats and two dogs, plant toxins are an extremely important topic for me. Some plants and pets just don’t mix and it is important for pet owners to be aware of which plants are safe and which are toxic. The toxicity of plants can range from mild to deadly.

When I am not in the garden or writing about plants, I enjoy running, bushwalking, and photography.

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Contact details: julia@botany-world.com

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