Instead of wandering into local nurseries and finding out what they have (or not), I went online to find nearby nurseries, intending to phone them and find out their small tree stocks. I found, however, online nurseries that deliver. Perfect!
I spent quite some time checking out different providers, and different plants. There were quite a few from interstate - not so keen on that, despite their assurance of quality. When I found nursery direct online (find them here), I was much happier. They service South East Queensland only, and include free delivery.
Eventually, I decided on a Lilly Pilly - fast growing, screen plant, native, full or part shade, suitable for pots - yay! They require a minimum order amount so they can keep the delivery free, so I kept looking. One bit that is bare but gets lots of sun is against the fence which has the clothes line, and I picked some kangaroo paws for there (although they won't stay there, I didn't think that through); I also bought a 12-pack of herbs.
|The Lilly Pilly|