Category Archives: Gardening
Espalier, Hedge Trimming and Pleaching to the Converted.

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 … Continue reading Espalier, Hedge Trimming and Pleaching to the Converted.

English classic garden design

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 … Continue reading English classic garden design

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.

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

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

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

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