Month: March 2014

  • Portfolio: Heathcote Garden Design

    Portfolio: Heathcote Garden Design

      Some gardens are more like Bush Regeneration projects, and this is one of them! This is in Heathcote and it is truly a Sydney Sandstone cliff face garden, it is made up almost entirely of rock shelves, with large scribbly gums growing out of the crevices, it is home to many native birds and…

  • Butterfly attracting Pimelea ‘White Jewel’

    Butterfly attracting Pimelea ‘White Jewel’

    This is a low growing form of Pimelea linifolia called ‘White Jewel’, it has proven itself to me to be very hardy and versatile. One of the main reasons I like using this plant is its shape, it grows into a thick luscious looking mound about 30cmHigh x 60cmWide which has the appearance of having…

  • Striking small inner city front garden

    Striking small inner city front garden

    Oh so refreshing to see a small terrace garden used to maximum effect! Imagine if this was more common? how wonderful it would be to walk down an inner city street and see native birds running amok, as they were doing here in the grafted Eucalyptus ficifolia. Well lets face it to walk down any…

  • Low Shrubbery: Acacia howittii ‘Honey Bun’

    Low Shrubbery: Acacia howittii ‘Honey Bun’

    I have had my eye on this little dwarf form of Acacia for a few years now, it isn’t as common as some of the Acacia cognata dwarfs, which is one of the reasons it appeals to me. This is¬†Acacia howittii ‘Honey Bun’ and it is an incredibly pretty and useful low shrub, suitable for…

  • Silver and Grey in the Garden

    Silver and Grey in the Garden

    This photo was taken in Melbourne Botanic Gardens where they had a display garden made up of only silver or grey foliaged plants, it was pretty interesting to see them all planted together and pick out which ones were natives. Here you can see the Eucalyptus caesia ‘Silver Princess’ underplanted with a bit of a…

  • Wattle Glen: Sam Cox Landscape

    Wattle Glen: Sam Cox Landscape

    When I realised I would be in Victoria at the beginning of the year one of the first things I did was contact some of my favourite Landscape and Garden Designers to see if they had any open gardens that coincided with my visit. Sam Cox was top of my list and although he didn’t…

  • Lovely shrub of many names: Veronica perfoliata

    Lovely shrub of many names: Veronica perfoliata

    This is to my knowledge currently¬†Veronica perfoliata, it has gone through several differing identities and name changes, I won’t go into all of that, it just seems a shame as I think it may have detracted people from knowing about this useful plant. Firstly I love it because it has a very Eucalypt like foliage…