A Portrait of a Flower: Hakea francisiana

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Look at this thing! is it not one of the most spectacular flowers you have ever seen? I have been impatiently waiting for this moment in my Hakea francisiana Grafted life cycle since I planted it 6 months ago. It Read more ›

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: 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 ›

Growing Natives Indoors

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I love indoor plants, which are known to improve our sense of wellbeing, the quality of the air inside, and give us a connection to nature. Most of us aren’t aware of the array of Australian natives that could be 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 ›

The Partying Pea: Chorizema cordatum

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This outrageous little pea flower is growing in my daughters primary school, it thinks it is unassuming and doing its own thing, little does it realise what a show off it is! Chorizema cordatum is a wonderful South West Australian Read more ›

Front garden makeovers

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One of my ‘dreams’ is to walk down a suburban street and be able to admire one native front garden after another. I am always on the look out, when walking or driving, and the well-loved gardens (especially the native Read more ›

Portfolio: West Wollongong Revisit

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The images in this blog post were taken of a local garden I designed a few years ago which has been filling out beautifully. The requested privacy is beginning to really take shape, the front garden has been reclaimed as Read more ›