Floating Birdbath

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Introducing the ‘Floating’ bird bath, I am so happy with this design, the spun copper dish sits atop a steel tripod made of thin rods and two rings, the base simply disappears into the garden if you want it to. The Read more ›

Hardy Plants for a Pre-school Garden

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I was given the pleasure of helping to build part of my daughters pre-school garden last year, they had a drawing from a few years back and hadn’t been able to afford to do anything with it. They are a Read more ›

Bundeena Garden Design: Update

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Last week I made a quick visit to one of my favourite gardens in Bundeena and snapped  some photos before the sun went down. The first is of Anigozanthos ‘Landscape Lilac’. A few months ago I plant 12 each of Read more ›

I went walking in the mountains…

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I went walking in the mountains and what did I see?…..loads of amazing flowering natives hooray! I have been waiting for months for the summer so I could go to Mt Kosciuszko National Park and check out the wildflowers there. Read more ›

Recycled hardwood pedestal bird bath

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Here’s Kath’s latest design prototype for a bird bath stand. It is made of recycled hardwood timber, in a similar vein to the tripod design, but employs a more formal geometry. Its upright structure retains a lightness that begets an Read more ›

Portfolio: Coledale Consults

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I have been consulting on this coastal garden for about 3 years now maybe a bit more, and it has really begun to settle in, some of the growth especially in the rear garden is amazing. The client has installed Read more ›

Portfolio: Garden Design Ashfield

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This garden was in the making for only a few days, the plants went in on a very hot day last week but overall it felt very streamlined and easy to build and I have surprised even myself with the Read more ›

The many colours of Banksia robur

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I saw this particular Banksia robur at Wireandra Nursery a couple of weeks ago, and could be heard to cry out ‘Wow those flowers have Aqua in them!’ once I go up closer I also noticed that at the end Read more ›

Portfolio: Garden Design Mount Kiera

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Last Friday I completed the first stage of planting for this local project I have been working on in Mt Kiera this year. I have written about this garden already as it is a very interesting brief, using only local Read more ›

Why don’t Flame trees flower more often?

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Brachychiton acerifolius is an amazing medium sized tree, when it flowers!!! Unfortunately I think I can safely put it in the same flowering category as Gymea Lilys, which is difficult… Doryanthes excelsa flowers on average after 7 years, Brachychiton acerifolius Read more ›

Importing soil to your new native garden

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This image is of a new garden design project for a home that is currently being constructed, and I have been asked to come in early! This doesn’t happen that often, usually I don’t get to site until the house Read more ›