Peppery Goodness: Tasmannia insipida

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I did a little bush walk last weekend that followed a fire trail down the back of Helensburgh and then ended up crossing the Hacking River, as I was in the company of four children we stopped and had a 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 ›

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 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 ›

Acid Drops: Leptomeria acida

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This was a new discovery for me on a recent bush walk on  the northern  Illawarra escarpment, and even just looking at the images again now makes my mouth water…..yum sour berries, not everyones cup of tea but at the Read more ›

Goodenia ovata and friends

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This is one happy little scrambling native plant, with its sunny yellow flowers and buoyant bright green leaves it scrambles over anything in its path. Goodenia ovata is a low spreading shrub that grows as an under-storey plant in the Read more ›