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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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Orchids and Bromeliads for indoors, outdoors and vertical gardens.

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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 garden, vertical gardens or green walls to …

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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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The importance of Palm maintenance and pruning in the Gold Coast garden.

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Palm trees form a quintessential part of the Gold Coast Landscape. Canary Island Date Palms (Phoenix canariensis) were amongst the earliest landscape garden plantings on the Gold Coast seaside parks. These, along with other varieties are often used to create a feature or a focal point in Gold Coast Gardens. The humid climate of the Gold Coast makes many plants …

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Weed Control on the Gold Coast.

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One of the great things about gardening on the Gold Coast is the enormous range of plants that can be grown and also how quickly everything grows especially when some good rain comes. Unfortunately, this also applies to the weeds. There is also a wide range, and they grow rapidly under certain weather conditions. The key to effective weed control …