The flexible Pennisetum alopecuroides

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Pennisetum alopecuroides is a striking native grass that makes a bold statement planted independently, as a border, backdrop or en masse. This is commonly know as Foxtail grass not to be confused with the South African Pennesetum which has become a Read more ›

Expert Grass Tree advice!

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My favourite supplier for Grass Trees is located on the Northern NSW coast they are called Bruinsma Grass Trees and stock lovely healthy specimens, however that is not all they do… They also follow up and offer excellent advice through Read more ›

Mallee Specials @ Collectors Plant Fair 2018

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During this year’s Collectors Plant Fair we will be offering a 10% discount on all birdbaths and spun copper dishes purchased and picked up from our stall! If you would like to pre-order anything for pick up from the fair on Read more ›

Hidden Design Fest 2018

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This year is the first time I have managed to make it to AILDMs “Hidden Design” garden festival, where you get to have a nosey into some of Sydney’s private landscaped designed gardens….ohh what a treat! I didn’t get to Read more ›

The happiest Daisy: Pycnosorus globosus

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Billy Buttons is a native daisy with an immense power to make anyone smile, there is something about its large bright yellow ball flowers standing to attention in a showy clump that is irresistable. To top it off it has Read more ›

Portfolio: Garden Design Ashfield

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Dear Kath, the garden is beautiful and makes me very happy These are the words that I love to hear and is how this client describes her garden, and I can’t ask for anything more from a garden. This garden 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 ›

Tufted Herbs: Patersonia sericea

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I need to admit I am not very competent when it comes to recognising and utilising Australian tufted perennial herby plants in a garden. For some reason I get the Theliomenas confused with the Thysanotus and the Sowerbaea and with Arthropodium! 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 ›