Lomandra Seascape

Lomandra Seascape

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With its beautiful blue grey foliage and elegant weeping habit, it is no wonder that Lomandra varieties such as Lomandra Seascape is so popular. What might be surprising, is to see it growing in the Belgium city of Bruges. The Lomandra is both drought tolerant and frost tolerant. It is evergreen in most situations and almost indestructible. The toughness of …

Sweet Smother Grass

“Sweet Smother Grass” Dactyloctenium australe

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“Sweet Smother Grass” Dactyloctenium australe. Shade tolerant grass for Gold Coast Garden Design. If you are looking for a variety of grass for shady areas, consider the “Sweet Smother Grass” also known as Durban grass or Berea. It is a medium coarse textured creeping grass, but easier to keep under control than kikuyu. Ideal for the low maintenance garden. This …

United Nations World Soil Day

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The 5th of December was the United Nations “World Soil Day”. This is an important time to remember the importance of soil, not just in gardening, but in life itself. The soil is an indispensable ingredient for the life of humans, animals and ,of course, plants. The soil supplies nutrients and raw materials, storage and filtered water. The soil can …

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Wildlife in the Garden

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Wildlife In The Garden Australian cities are rapidly expanding into greenfields areas to accommodate our way of life, however, this is threatening the habitats of Australia’s wildlife. In order to sustain healthy populations of native wildlife, we need to adapt our methods of gardening in urban environments. While the average suburban backyard is not likely to become a sanctuary for …