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'Mother and Daughter Rose'

New stocks of the Mother and Daughter Rose are now available in Victoria and NSW through Bunnings and good garden centres. This stunning long flowering, vibrant yellow rose was named in honour of my beautiful mother Jan, who passed away last year and helps raise funds for Motor Neurone Disease Research.

Fruits of the Forest

Want to create your own fanciful fruit forest? Here's how, with berrylicious plants!

About Melissa

Melissa King is more than just a pretty face. She is fast becoming one of Australia’s most popular and respected garden experts and television presenters. Melissa’s passion for gardening led her to complete a horticultural degree where she was dux of her class. Moving into radio she was spotted and channeled into a successful career as a TV presenter.

After four years on the ABC’s Gardening Australia alongside Peter Cundall, she moved to Channel 7 to host the gardening segment on Melbourne Weekender. Since then she has combined her love of gardens, food and travel as one of the hosts of the travel series Gurus Explore, transformed front yards in Channel 9's make-over series Battlefronts, appeared in the What's Good For You Lifestyle Special, hosted the gardening segment on Channel 10's fun morning show 'The Circle' and inspired people of all ages to get out into the garden on Foxtel’s Garden Angels. These days Melissa stars in the established TV series The Garden Gurus on Channel 9.

Melissa's public speaking skills have seen her host a range of events and she is a regular presenter at flower and garden festivals around Australia and overseas including the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, Ellerslie and Chelsea to name a few.

Her flair for writing has seen her release her first book entitled Garden Feast focusing on the delights of cooking and growing your own heirloom vegetables, with the help of recipes from the famous Heronswood kitchen. She has written numerous articles for top magazines and newspapers including Gardening Australia, Burke's Backyard, The Age, Herald Sun and much more.

She has launched her own range of tough beautiful plants under the banner King in the Garden.

Photograph: by Virginia Cummins