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Banksia Robur as a screening plant in a planter box.

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For our recent Gold Coast poolside planter-box project in Broadbeach, our choice of screening plant was the BANKSIA ROBUR or swamp banksia. This banksia was chosen because it is an attractive and hardy plant, suitable for both low hedges and pots. Growing to a little over 2 metres, the flower spikes appear usually in autumn and winter initially as bluish …

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The Outdoor Pool Shower as a Landscape Design idea.

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If you are living one of the Gold Coast seaside suburbs like Mermaid Beach, Palm Beach or Miami, an outdoor pool shower is a great idea for your Gold Coast Garden Design. The outdoor pictured features matching pool tiling, copper pipe and brass shower head. Outdoor pool showers are very practical solution especially in a climate like the Gold Coast …

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Living Christmas Trees

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If you have had enough of pine needles in your house or in your car, or if you find it difficult to dispose of the tree after Christmas, consider using a living Christmas tree. Amongst the Australian Native choices for a living Christmas Trees is Banksia Nutans or nodding banksia. As it is suitable for growing in pots, tubs or …

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Lomandra Seascape

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With its beautiful blue grey foliage and elegant weeping habit, it is no wonder that Australian native grasses like the Lomandra Seascape is so popular. What might be surprising, is to see it growing in the Belgium city of Bruges. The Lomandra is both drought tolerant and frost tolerant. It is evergreen in most situations and almost indestructible. The toughness …

Garden Maintenance Gold Coast: Soil Types

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Garden Maintenance Red’s Landscaping can provide all your garden maintenance gold coast, along with landscape garden and horticultural advice. The 5th of December was the United Nations “World Soil Day”. This is an important time to remember its importance, not just in garden maintenance, but in life itself. An indispensable ingredient for the life of humans, animals and ,of course, …

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Wildlife in the Garden. Choosing plants to help create food and habitat.

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Wildlife In The Garden Australian cities are rapidly expanding into greenfields areas to accommodate our way of life, however, this is threatening the habitats of Australia’s wildlife. In order to sustain healthy populations of native wildlife, we need to adapt our methods of gardening in urban environments. While the average suburban backyard is not likely to become a sanctuary for …