I’ve so many ‘favourite’ gardens I really need to expand my vocab of adjectives. And so I’m assigning ‘cleverest’ to this next one: Steven Continue reading
My garden is decidedly orange at the moment. Orange Acer, orange Parthenocissus, orange Anigozanthos, orange Clivia, orange Banksia, orange, well, oranges Continue reading
What is it that makes you want to get up in the morning? What makes your heart sing and all your worries disappear?
I’m very lucky to do a job that I love. Historically, I have got bored very quickly, but I can honestly say that Continue reading
The more time goes on, the more I love our natives. Sadly, you don’t see them used in gardens as much as you might and so when I come across a model example, I get extremely excited!
Bells of Killcare, a Continue reading
Bells of Killcare. Banksia, Dahlia, Betula, Helichrysum, Grevillea, Prunus, Agave, Juniperus, Crocus, Strelitzia, Lomandra and wait for it, Rosa. Sound like a bit of a hotchpotch? Think again. Continue reading
I’m just back from the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne in Victoria, and with every visit I leave feeling incredibly inspired, but just a little bit sad. Inspired, because they are drop dead gorgeous. Continue reading
We all love flowers. Their cheerful colours catch our eye; we look on in wonderment at how they appear from almost nothing, their scent and delicacy enthralling us. It is hard to look at a garden full Continue reading
When I started learning the principles of design, all the words seemed to roll into one – repetition, unity, rhythm, cohesion and so on. As I studied each, they Continue reading
Most people seem to first be attracted to gardening by the lure of growing beautiful flowers. This is especially true for women, although men have their Continue reading