To clip or not to clip …

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Sometimes I find native gardens lack a little….structure. Its lovely to have a bush style garden with lots of flowing foliage and a naturalistic feel, however I am a big fan of breaking that up with some stronger forms which Read more ›

Portfolio: Bundeena Tree House

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This an amazing house which spills over a sandstone outcrop and is placed underneath a giant fig tree. It is sheltered by a stand of Casuarinas and hidden from the street by its rapidly growing native garden. The garden has Read more ›

Portfolio: Woolooware Rejuvenation

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This native garden in Woolooware has a new owner, someone who is keen to be the new caretaker of the space and is looking forward to maintaining the native plants and learning more about them along the way. Someone who Read more ›

Small Scented Shade Tree: Leptospermum petersonii

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I finally found a mature Lemon Scented Tea Tree to photograph which shows off its stunning weeping habit and shapely trunk and branches. Leptospermum petersonii really does make a wonderful small feature shade tree in the garden, the strong thick Read more ›

Trialling Online Native Nurseries

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Nurseries that sell and deliver native plants in Australia As many of you would know at the moment there is a plant drought, due to a horrible growing season, drought, bush fires and now COVID lockdown nurseries have struggled to Read more ›

After a Fire …

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This week I made my first trip down the south coast since the devastating bushfires earlier this year. The amount of wildlife really lost is incomprehensible when zooming down the highway cocooned in a modern bubble of distraction. The landscape Read more ›

Trialling Banksia ‘Sentinel’

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This is a favourite coastal hedging plant of mine which I have been including in my planting designs for the past 7 years or so….sorry, I’m finding it difficult to keep track of time 😉 I say it is on Read more ›

Camera Trap Basics for Bird-Spotters

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Recently, we’ve been using camera traps to capture videos of birds using our birdbaths. One of my favourites is the video of these wonderful silvereyes flocking around a dish in some coastal habitat below! Silvereyes migrate in large groups, feed Read more ›