Tugarah Gunya’marri: Cold and Windy

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During the Tugarah Gunya’marri the days are getting noticeably longer, but the weather is still cold. Then with the blooming of the Marrai’uo (Acacia floribunda) comes the cold, southwesterly winds; the children become cranky and the adults become bad-tempered. It Read more ›

Portfolio: Garden Design Lewisham

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This garden in Lewisham was built in early spring of 2016 so is roughly 6 months old at the time these images were taken. It is a special garden that was part of a new renovation and was considered very 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 get as much attention as they need. Please visit shop.malleedesign.com.au for 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 ›

Portfolio: Garden Design Chatswood

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I designed this garden in Chatswood in March 2013, pretty much exactly three years ago. The client has been chipping away at building the garden from my drawings over the years, it is a large garden that backs onto some Read more ›

How Useful are Drawings?

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Beware this post may be a rant…..however you have been warned so now I shall go on 😉 … I basically love drawing, I love being able to put my ideas on paper in an organised manner which then can Read more ›

Re-launch of APS Illawarra

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Hi Everyone, I am stepping up to the plate this year, to get the Illawarra Branch of the Australian Plant Society happening again. I am really hoping to get some of the old members back again but also encourage some 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 ›

Backyard Festival Wollongong Botanic Gardens

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This Sunday Mallee Design will be at the Wollongong Botanic Gardens for the Sustainable Backyard Festival. I will be selling Australian Native Plants, probably more hybrids and cultivars as the Botanic Garden will be selling indigenous species, and giving advice Read more ›

Win a FREE Garden Consultation!

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I am giving away a free garden consultation in this coming week! (from 1st June until the 7th). Just “like” Mallee Design on Facebook to go in the draw to win! This is for anyone in the Illawarra or Sydney Read more ›