Category Archives: Environment
Mediterranean Garden design ideas for landscaping Gold Coast Gardens

The Mediterranean garden design is not just beautiful, it is often a very practical low maintenance garden solution for landscaping Gold Coast gardens. Historically Gold Coast winters are cool but short in duration. The summers are mostly wet, humid and warm, although we have experienced more of the hotter drier weather over the past few … Continue reading Mediterranean Garden design ideas for landscaping Gold Coast Gardens

The coastal Pandanus tree (Pandanus tectorius) under threat.

The coastal Pandanus tree (Pandanus tectorius) is now under threat from the native leaf hopper (Jamella australiae) in South East Queensland. Although the two have co-existed for a long time, the leaf hoppers numbers are normally kept in check by its natural predator a tiny wasp known as Aphanomerus pusillus. The problem is believed to … Continue reading The coastal Pandanus tree (Pandanus tectorius) under threat.

Neonicotinoid pesticides banned in the European Union.

On the 27 April 2018 the European union has banned the use of the three neonicotinoid pesticides on open ground. This is an expansion of the moratorium introduced in 2013 on the use of these pesticides on flowering crops. Pesticides are often coated onto seeds to protect them from soil pests. The Pesticide is absorbed … Continue reading Neonicotinoid pesticides banned in the European Union.

Landscaping with Xanthorrhoea the Australian grass tree.

Whether you are designing a small garden, a medium sized garden or a large garden, the Australian Grass tree or Xanthorrhoea is a great choice. For a small garden, it is a great focal point with its dark charcoal coloured truck its green leaves and its beige cream coloured flowers. For small gardens slow growing … Continue reading Landscaping with Xanthorrhoea the Australian grass tree.

Orchids and Bromeliads for indoors, outdoors and vertical gardens.

For the creation of vertical gardens, the use of epiphytic species from the Orchid and Bromeliads families are a beautiful and practical solution. These plants are also great as indoor plants and also have terrestrial or soil based species for your outdoor garden. If you are living in a Gold Coast townhouse with a small … Continue reading Orchids and Bromeliads for indoors, outdoors and vertical gardens.

National Eucalypt Day

National Eucalypt Day is on Friday 23 March 2018. Events and celebrations will be taking place around Australia. Although its natural habitat is almost exclusively in the southern hemisphere. the Eucalypt, or gum tree, is now one of the world’s most widely planted hardwood trees. Part of popularity is the tree’s characteristics of being fast … Continue reading National Eucalypt Day

Japanese Garden Design. Zen and the art of Garden Maintenance.

Japanese Garden Design The design of the Japanese garden evokes the feeling of peace and tranquillity. These gardens are not only beautiful, but they are practical too. The gravel allows rain to seep into soil and nearby plant roots thereby saving you water.To get the full impact of the colour contrast of the Japanese Garden, … Continue reading Japanese Garden Design. Zen and the art of Garden Maintenance.

Gold Coast Regional Botanical Gardens Benowa

Gold Coast Regional Botanical Gardens If you are looking for garden ideas or landscape design ideas, then a great place to visit is your local botanical gardens. In most of these you can see exotic, native and indigenous plants and get some ideas on how to plan your own landscape. On the Gold Coast we … Continue reading Gold Coast Regional Botanical Gardens Benowa