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What native plants grow in clay?

6 May 2024

Clay is a great soil to have in your native garden – it’s full of nutrients and retains water. BUT, not all natives like it! In fact, most plant labels…

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Beautiful banksias for your east coast garden

4 April 2024

Love beautiful banksias, but no room in your east coast garden for the iconic Banksia integrifolia, Coast Banksia? It can grow to 15 metres Well, never fear. New cultivars of…

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Mound springs – gravity defying ecosystems

26 March 2024

We are very fortunate to have woodland plains near Narromine that feature a rare ecological treat – mound spring ecosystems associated with the Great Artesian Basin (GAB). You would usually…

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Garden Design Principles

The book “The Australian Garden: Designing with Australian Plants” by Diana Snape, former leader of the Study Group, sets out some of the guiding principles of designing an Australian garden.

These design principles are set out in the introductory chapters of the book – an extract of which is provided here.

****Click here to read the extract****