It’s Happy Wanderer Time: Hardenbergia violacea

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When in flower this hardy vine or ground cover easily lives up to its common name of ‘Happy Wanderer’, the dainty pea flowers occur in purple, white and pink with a few extra colour combinations in between. Hardenbergia is a very small genus Read more ›

Poa I love You!

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I can’t believe I have taken so long to write a blog post dedicated to one of my favourite grasses Poa! One of the most under rated and under utilised grasses in garden design. Now not everyone is a lover Read more ›

Enjoying Pig Face: Carpobrotus glaucescens

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Carpobrotus or ‘Pig Face’ is one of my favourite bush foods to eat, it tastes like an over-ripe Kiwi fruit with a salty edge,  delicious! This morning as we were rambling through our local sand dune and beach my son Read more ›

Good Old Native Daisy: Brachyscome multifida

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Brachyscomes are one of those native plants that have multiple uses in a garden, they brighten up a dull corner, keep weeds at bay with their dense mounding habit and add interest and contrast to a layered mixed planting. They Read more ›

Sun loving Moss? Scleranthus biflorus

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The common name for this species is ‘Canberra Grass’ even though it has a very un-grass-like appearance, it is commonly mistaken for a moss and makes a wonderful  moss substitute in Japanese style gardens. It is happiest in a sunny position and contrasts 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 ›