Traditionally, when we think of highly sophisticated gardens, it’s often grand parterres and well-clipped, formal hedges and topiary that come to mind. Continue reading
Category: Regional NSW
Is there anywhere in the world that beats Lord Howe Island?
Learning to identify the indoor plant, Howea forsteriana, for my up and coming RHS exam in England, I didn’t think I’d see the day that I would visit an isolated 1,455 hectare island, 500 kilometres from Australia, where Continue reading
Daffodils at Rydal: Opening my mind
By some enormous stroke of good luck, a few days before the Daffodils at Rydal event, someone asked Paul what his favourite plants were. By even better luck, one of the three plants that came into his mind happened Continue reading
Australian Natives in the Home Garden
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
It’s Bold, it Fits and it’s spilling over with Character
There are three ingredients I see in all my favourite gardens. They are bold, they fit and they have character.
All have a distinctly BOLD design. Hard and soft landscaping both designed Continue reading
A Master of Unusual Planting Combinations
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
The most wonderful part of being a garden designer
There are some days as a garden designer when you can’t believe your luck at what a mind blowingly fun and satisfying job you do. There are other days that…..well…… Continue reading
Magical and Majestic
In the past I have always got bored. One year of a job, one year of study, one year of most things and I am itching to do something new. Gardening, however Continue reading