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Brilliant Banksia ‘Orange Glow’

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I have written a lot about the dwarf varieties of Banksia spinulosa but virtually nothing about the dwarf forms of Banksia ericifolia, I must rectify this! They are also prolific flowerers and have a wonderful dense habit and are equally bird Read more ›

June Long Weekend Warehouse Sale!

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This June long weekend @timbermillstudios, where I have my little workspace, is having a small extravaganza! To celebrate the artists who have their studios there, the opening of a new cafe (Hooray!!!!) and to support the designers and sellers who Read more ›

Mallee Specials @ Collectors Plant Fair 2018

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During this year’s Collectors Plant Fair we will be offering a 10% discount on all birdbaths and spun copper dishes purchased and picked up from our stall! If you would like to pre-order anything for pick up from the fair on Read more ›

Quick Screen & Habitat: Hakea salicifolia

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This is the Willow Leafed Hakea or Hakea salicifolia, friend to Hakea sericea, the reason I think they are friends is that they have a lot in common, plus they were growing so happily together when I took these photos Read more ›

Hakea sericea: Pink or White?

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Whenever I am asked what is a great small bird attracting shrub for native gardens Hakea sericea is often on the top of my recommended list. It is a medium to large shrub with a dense habit and sharp needle 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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›