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The ‘New’ formal Native Garden

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When most people think of a formal garden the first images that spring to mind are rows of neatly clipped Buxus borders with some Robinia topiary and maybe a screening Camellia hedge. These are some of the easiest plants to Read more ›

Happy Yellows: Senna artemisioides

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I love the colour combination of grey and yellow especially when its in the garden and is on a lone flowering plant! Senna artemisioides grows on well-drained sandy soils in a variety of habitats, through out many states located inland Read more ›

The Native Red Poker: Hakea bucculenta

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OK, so its not really red, its hot pink but it is poker like…and very showy, this is¬†Hakea bucculenta another wonderful WA species that has been successfully grafted to grow over here in the Eastern States. If you provide it Read more ›

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 ›

The Potential of Eucalyptus ‘Blue Veil’

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This is Eucalyptus¬†camaldulensis ‘Blue Veil’, which is one of my favourite native plants, I have been quite obsessed with it for many years now. I see so much potential in this species to be used in different ways in a 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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›