Dodonaea Hedges

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Dodonaea is a very useful shrub, it grows in heavy to dappled shade and also in full sun, it is a fast growing species that prunes and clips well and it is thick and therefore provides excellent privacy. Dodonaea viscosa Read more ›

Creating the Perfect Bird Bath

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I have had a bee in my bonnet for a few years now and I am finally starting to do something about it, and this is the outcome so far. A copper spun bird bath on a timber pedestal. This Read more ›

My Favourite Banksia spinulosa Dwarfs

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There are many dwarf forms of Banksia spinulosa, so many it can be quite confusing and seem a little ridiculous when it comes to choosing one. There are slight variances in the foliage, the flower colour, the flower size and Read more ›

Trialling Casuarina ‘Green Wave’

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I love Casuarinas, all of them, from ground covers through to trees, their rusty red hue when they are in flower or lush green shaggy habit. They are tough, versatile and very varied in their shapes and forms.  I discovered Read more ›

Walcott Garden: Canberra

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A few weeks back I was lucky enough to appeal to a very generous couple, Ros and Ben Walcott. I contacted them out of the blue and asked if I could visit their garden. We were travelling to Canberra to Read more ›

Shady Reds: Breynia ‘Ironstone’

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This is one of those special native plants that has deep red to burgundy foliage when it receives lots of sun, like Agonis ‘Burgundy’. It is  also one of those special native plants that seems to have no height restriction, Read more ›

Portfolio: Gordon Courtyard Garden Design

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This small courtyard garden is part 2 of a 3 stage garden design for clients on the upper north shore. This was a middle garden that services a flat/studio attached to the main house, to say it was fairly un-loved Read more ›

Portfolio: Gordon Garden Design

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I am really enjoying watching the garden settle in, thank you for all your efforts This is Stage 1 of a garden I am working on in Gordon in the northern suburbs of Sydney. The front garden went in about Read more ›