Wildlife in the Garden. Choosing plants to help create food and habitat.

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 … Continue reading Wildlife in the Garden. Choosing plants to help create food and habitat.

Kangaroo Paw in the subtropics

Landscaping Gold Coast, Kangaroo Paw Anigozanthos ‘bush pearl’ also known as Pink Kangaroo paw. Native to Western Australia, Anigozanthos ‘bush pearl’ are lovers of harsh dry arid conditions. I’m surprised to find how well they perform in the Gold Coast subtropics. Kangaroo paw are notorious for struggling with humidity in Victoria, they tend to turn … Continue reading Kangaroo Paw in the subtropics

Palm Care

Palms can produce a lot of mess and cost a fortune in maintenance. The biggest advantage to crown lifting Palms is that you prevent nutrient recycling and greatly reduce maintenance. Palms re-use water, nitrogen and other key elements from their lower limbs, essentially killing them to fuel growth at the top. By removing the bottom … Continue reading Palm Care