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Indigenous Eclectic Garden

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This is a very, very special garden that I visited last year, from the moment I walked in, the space spoke to me. It is private and secluded and quite small, but jam packed with Illawarra indigenous species. Read more ›

Grass tree spheres

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Xanthorrhoea species or Grass Trees are a pretty standard ‘feature plant’ in a native garden, with their showy black trunk and perfect grass head on top they are almost a signature plant for a lot of Australian gardens.¬† Read more ›

Acacia cardiophylla

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I am always on the look out for small “feature trees”, something that can be planted in front of a hedge and still be walked under. Or to be placed in a garden bed and have enough space to have Read more ›

Native ginger: Alpinia caerulea ‘Red Back’

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This is native ginger, Alpinia caerulea¬†‘Red Back’, planted in an internal courtyard, doesn’t it look beautiful? It had been recently cleaned out and cut back as it was a bit too happy. It has naturally arching canes that form a Read more ›

Layers

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I saw this little entrance garden to a Leisure centre last weekend and thought that the layers of different foliage were really well done. A little bit formal with the three tiered hedges of Acacia cognata dwarf, Austromyrtus inopholia and Read more ›

Banksia as small trees

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Every Australian Native garden should have at least one Banksia, even if it is a ground cover or low spreading shrub, they are a signature plant. Banksia marginata grows to be a beautiful small tree with a thick canopy and Read more ›

Gates

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I love gates, a good old fashioned entrance marker that you hardly see anymore, you know the ones where its just enough space for one person to walk through, where it has nothing to do with garages or driveways, put Read more ›

Themeda grasses

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Themeda australis or triandra or any of the Themeda species have highly decorative seed heads and a soft weeping habit.¬† Read more ›