WBG: Towrie Centre Gardens

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Last week I went to a fantastic seed collection workshop held at Wollongong Botanic Gardens in their Towrie Centre, I had never really been to this part of the gardens before and was really envious of the great job they Read more ›

A little research….

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A little research can go a long way. Take some time to think about what you are putting in the ground, I love this photo, I took it several years ago and for me it tells a story. Someone thought Read more ›

Spring Yellow: Conostylis candicans

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What better colour to welcome spring with than yellow! Goodbye winter! However it is feeling a little bit like we have headed straight into summer here on the NSW east coast, which I find a little bit frightening, it is looking Read more ›

Portfolio: North Bondi Garden Design

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This is a very young garden, as it was planted out only 10 months ago, I think the establishment of the garden is amazing. This is a coastal garden, basically second line coastal, with strong salt laden winds and a Read more ›

Portfolio: Engadine Garden Design

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I designed this garden in Sydney’s southern suburbs in the spring of 2010, it was built and planted shortly after and has flourished. Every time I visit I am amazed at how quickly the plants are becoming established. I love Read more ›

Lomandra as a fence screen

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When I planted these Lomandra hystrix I had no idea that they would work so well to cover the 1.8m high fence, now when I look at this area I realise how perfect they are.It is a difficult spot, fairly Read more ›

Groundcover grass: Themeda ‘Mingo’

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I am slowly discovering all the different forms of Kangaroo grass, trust me there are more than you think! This is a blue form which is so weeping it is basically like a ground cover. Native ornamental grasses can fulfil Read more ›

Themeda grasses

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Themeda australis or triandra or any of the Themeda species have highly decorative seed heads and a soft weeping habit.  Read more ›