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An honest critique of my garden design

24 February 2024

Here is an honest critique of my garden design in Moreton Bay north of Brisbane. Critiques like this, where we share our design triumphs and tragedies, are helpful for us…

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Practical pruning of native plants

16 February 2024

I have a practical approach to pruning of native plants. Historically there was no pruning Historically, pruning has not been a feature of Australian plant gardening. In the 1960’s when…

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Pruning native plants for design

16 February 2024

Pruning native plants for design is valuable for both practical and aesthetic reasons. It’s an opportunity to be creative! Pruning for practicality vs aesthetics Pruning is an area of gardening…

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Pruning Australian native plants for design

14 February 2024

Pruning Australian native plants for design is one way to enhance form, size and flowering. For many of us, we aspire to have our gardens be predominantly natural in character.…

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Using mounds and channels in your garden

31 January 2024

Using mounds or raising garden beds generally results in successful plant growth and with Australian native plants very spectacular growth. This is helped by water channelling into depresssions during high…

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