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Portfolio: Garden Design Mount Kiera

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Last Friday I completed the first stage of planting for this local project I have been working on in Mt Kiera this year. I have written about this garden already as it is a very interesting brief, using only local Read more ›

Why don’t Flame trees flower more often?

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Brachychiton acerifolius is an amazing medium sized tree, when it flowers!!! Unfortunately I think I can safely put it in the same flowering category as Gymea Lilys, which is difficult… Doryanthes excelsa flowers on average after 7 years, Brachychiton acerifolius Read more ›

Portfolio: Gordon Courtyard Garden Design

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This small courtyard garden is part 2 of a 3 stage garden design for clients on the upper north shore. This was a middle garden that services a flat/studio attached to the main house, to say it was fairly un-loved Read more ›

Portfolio: Gordon Garden Design

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I am really enjoying watching the garden settle in, thank you for all your efforts This is Stage 1 of a garden I am working on in Gordon in the northern suburbs of Sydney. The front garden went in about Read more ›

Portfolio: Connells Point Consults

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I had the pleasure today of revisiting some regular clients in Connells Point for some follow up advice. I first began helping with this garden in 2013 and then planted and weeded some areas that were more difficult to get Read more ›

Portfolio: Leichhardt Garden Design

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This garden was finished yesterday (Hoooray!) except for three plants I am still waiting for to complete the front, then it will be something else front and back. This small terrace was renovated a year ago and after a much Read more ›

Wombarra Sculpture Gardens

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The Wombarra sculpture garden is best described by the owners own words below …a distinctive Illawarra rainforest native garden in harmony with sculpture. Gaby Porter and John Haymes bought the four hectare property in 1997 and have lovingly transformed it Read more ›

Super Showy Waratah: Alloxylon flammeum

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This is the QLD Tree Waratah, I have mixed feelings about this plant, there is something a little too showy about its blooms and whenever I see it growing in NSW it is always strangely devoid of bird life…why is Read more ›