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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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The coastal Pandanus tree (Pandanus tectorius) under threat.

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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 have been caused by trees …

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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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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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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 …