The Potential of Eucalyptus ‘Blue Veil’

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This is Eucalyptus camaldulensis ‘Blue Veil’, which is one of my favourite native plants, I have been quite obsessed with it for many years now. I see so much potential in this species to be used in different ways in a Read more ›

Mallee Design SHOP

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It is official! the Mallee birdbaths and water dishes have their very own online shop! they will be much more comfortable there 😉 they can take up as much space and attention as they need. Please visit shop.malleedesign.com.au for all bird bath Read more ›

Tapestry Gardens 2: MONA

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When I was at Mona in Hobart last month as always I had my camera with me, I love the planting design at MONA and I had a few spare minutes between consuming modern art to snap some inspiring pictures. Read more ›

The Beautiful Gardens of Zanthorrea Nursery

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I set aside a morning to visit the Zanthorrea Nursery when I was in Western Australia last August. This was a much anticipated adventure as I have heard much about the nursery and often have recommended it to Western Australians 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 ›

Importing soil to your new native garden

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This image is of a new garden design project for a home that is currently being constructed, and I have been asked to come in early! This doesn’t happen that often, usually I don’t get to site until the house Read more ›

Why are Kangaroo Paws so hard to photograph?

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I have found photographing Kangaroo Paws to be extremely frustrating, which is a great shame as they are one of my favourite native plants. They are showy, have long lasting flowers, a weeping leaf habit mixed with the striking vertical Read more ›

Joseph Banks Native Plants Reserve

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Every spring the Sutherland Australian Plants Society Group hold a day of Spring walks in Sir Joseph Banks Native Gardens in Kareela. I have been meaning to visit this native garden for years t is fairly local to me and Read more ›

Portfolio: Gordon Garden Design

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This is stage 3 or the final stage of a large garden I have been working on in Gordon. The rear of the property backs onto bushland which is quite weedy, the space itself held several large indigenous trees but Read more ›

Sandstone Plinth Bird Bath

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This is the 2nd style of my plinth bird bath series, a half sawn and half picked sandstone pedestal. I am very excited about this base, it is solid sandstone  220mm x 250mm x 750mm and in perfect visual balance 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 ›