Shady Lilly Pilly: Syzygium wilsonii

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There are so many Lilly Pillys around, different cultivars, that apparently grow faster, thicker, thinner, redder and so on, they are used for hedging everywhere (which is great, far better than Murraya) and can be a little over done. This Read more ›

Plum Bush Tucker: Davidsonia pruiens

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This is the Davidsons Plum (Davidsonia pruiens) sending out its flower spikes, getting ready to cover itself in juicy, tart plums YUM. I saw this one in a clients rainforest garden and it was very striking, each of those like Read more ›

Rainforest planting

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With the excessive amount of rain we have been receiving over the last few days and with more scheduled to come I am noticing how the different sections of my garden are coping. Over half of my garden is in Read more ›

Portfolio: Maroubra Garden Design

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This is a coastal garden located at Maroubra beach which backs onto the park at the south end. It is the most spectacular location, just a stroll out the back gate to the beach. It is actually two residences with 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 ›

Tree on fire: Stenocarpus sinuatus

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The Firewheel trees are flowering their heads off this year, I’m not sure what it is, maybe the searing heat? maybe the deluge of rains, whatever, my tree has never had so many flowers on it and its not the Read more ›

Native ginger: Alpinia caerulea ‘Red Back’

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This is native ginger, Alpinia caerulea ‘Red Back’, planted in an internal courtyard, doesn’t it look beautiful? It had been recently cleaned out and cut back as it was a bit too happy. It has naturally arching canes that form a Read more ›

Dense Cycads

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Macrozamias as far as the eye can see, it is so amazing witnessing what a dense understory these plants make, it is impossible to walk through even to get a better photo much to my frustration. Read more ›