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Landscaping and Gardening ideas from the Chelsea Flower Show

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Award winning eco garden. Amongst the many great Landscaping and Gardening ideas on display at the Chelsea flower show, was the LG Eco-City Landscape Garden. This display garden was a brilliant representation of what could be achieved in the landscaping of green space allocated to a single unit amongst a vertical forest of residential apartments. Designed by Hay-Joung Hwang of …

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Landscaping Ideas

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Landscaping Ideas, Garden Themes and Construction The annual Royal Horticultural Society flower show in the south grounds of the Royal Chelsea hospital could be the most famous flower show in the world. Of course, there is much more to see than flowers. Landscaping Construction such as paving and wall construction seemed to big a big garden theme throughout the show. Over …

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Espalier, Hedge Trimming and Pleaching to the Converted.

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Creating a hedge and tree pruning are gardening techniques which can be used to great effect in any visually any size of garden. These techniques can be used to control and direct the size, shape and direction of plant growth. When combined with plant supports, such as trellises and other plants, an interesting garden effect can be created. Of course, …

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English classic garden design

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There is no doubt that the Australian garden style, especially prior to the 1930s, was heavily influenced by the English classic garden design. These gardens were in turn influenced by French, Italian and Spanish gardens and ideas brought back to England from the Grand Tour. Italianate classic garden design can be seen in the lines of symmetry in these English …

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Landscaping with Xanthorrhoea the Australian grass tree.

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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 plants like these are ideal. …

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Landscape Garden Design Ideas from the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.

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A great way to develop your landscape garden design ideas is to get to one of the annual garden shows around the country or around the world. One of the biggest shows in the Southern Hemisphere is the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show at the Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens just north got the Melbourne CBD. This five …

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National Eucalypt Day

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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 growing, hardy and adaptable as …

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

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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, you probably need to be in …

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Gold Coast Regional Botanical Gardens Benowa

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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 have the Gold Coast Regional …