Outstanding: Grevillea arenaria

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This is an outstanding plant for attracting birds, providing nesting habitat, shelter and nectar for honeyeaters and insectivorous birds. George Adams ‘Birdscaping Australian Gardens’ Thanks George I couldn’t have said it any better! I love my copy of the above Read more ›

Shade loving Leionema ‘Green Screen’

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This is still one of my favourite native shrubs for growing in dry shade or part sun,  Leionema ‘Green Screen’ is a hybrid of L. elatius and L. lamprophyllum, and is an extremely useful plant! In the image above you Read more ›

Bee Friendly Grevillea: Grevillea sericea

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Grevillea sericea is a very useful shrub in a native garden, it makes a wonderful small bird habitat plant with its prickly leaves and small spider flowers, it will grow and flower in part to heavy shade and it can Read more ›

Autumn Bush Foods

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This is a little collection of bush foods collected in late May this year, isn’t it an amazing haul? oh how we did feast! My children and I seem to have a high tolerance for the sour and bitter flavours that Read more ›

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 ›

Bathing Birds: Mallee Birdbath

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I am pretty excited as we have a new toy, a wildlife camera to take photos of the birds in our birdbaths. It’s wonderful! I have tried so many times to take photos of the birds in my garden and Read more ›

Bulli Grevillea Park: Banksia ‘Bush Candles’

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This is an amazing mass planting of Banksia spinulosa ‘Bush Candles’ at Bulli Grevillea Park which I re-visited last weekend. I remember when these were planted and how truly underwhelming this garden bed appeared, so it was so lovely to 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 ›

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 ›

What is it with Waratah’s?

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There are a handful of Australian native plants that are truly iconic and Waratahs are very high up on this list, possibly in the top 3….whenever I see them in the bush it is easy to see why we are Read more ›