Easy to grow WA species: Melaleuca incana

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I would so love to have a garden in Western Australia, all the interesting natives I could grow Eucalyptus macrocarpa, Banksia coccinea, Macropedia fulignosa….ahhh but we always want what we can’t have…. So I continue to trail things in my heavy Read more ›

Portfolio: Garden Design West Wollongong

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The brief for this garden was inspired by another Mallee Design garden two doors up the street, which always helps 😉 The clients wanted to get rid of the awkward pedestrian street entrance and defunct driveway and rejuvenate the garden Read more ›

Portfolio: Northmead Garden Design

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I was lucky enough to be asked back for some follow up advice for this charming native habitat garden in the outer suburbs of Sydney today. The renovations are finally over and the garden hasn’t faired too badly with all Read more ›

Native Plants in Fiona Brockhoff Gardens

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I went to the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria in January this year to see three gardens designed by one of my favourite Landscape Designers and of course they did not disappoint. In fact  I realise now that I took so Read more ›

Tugarah Gunya’marri: Cold and Windy

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During the Tugarah Gunya’marri the days are getting noticeably longer, but the weather is still cold. Then with the blooming of the Marrai’uo (Acacia floribunda) comes the cold, southwesterly winds; the children become cranky and the adults become bad-tempered. It 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 ›