New Year… New Look for Your Garden

The start of the year is a good time to step back and have a look at your garden and green spaces to think about adding to them or revitalising areas that just aren’t working. In most areas of Australia we are lucky enough to live in a relatively mild…

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A Summer’s Day in Monet’s Garden

I was a bit wary of visiting Claude Monet’s garden in Giverny. I was afraid it would be so touristy and crowded that I would come away disappointed. However, when I visited it wasn’t too crowded and it was a glorious summer’s day. The garden is divided in two by…

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End of Summer Gardening

  Now it the time to step back and take a look at your garden which after a long, hot summer should be looking a bit tired. At this time of the year in Melbourne gardens are starting to look beraggled. Some gardens are overgrown while others are dry and patchy. This is…

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Landscape Designer Vs Landscape Architect

Confused about the role of a Landscape Designer Vs a Landscape Architect? It’s easy to get confused but they are two roles that although very different have a lot in common. Here’s a great article that explains the differences, the similarities and how to choose the best one for your…

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Last chance to prune roses.

  Today is the day we prune the roses. Left it a little late as we like to do it at the start of August. Some people prune as early as at the end of June but you should wait until the frosts are over. Pruning is essential, as is encourages new…

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Hot, Hot, Hot! Prepare Your Garden for Summer.

The last few days in Melbourne were incredibly hot and it’s only October. Time to have a look at your garden and see what you can do to heat proof it for the long hot summer ahead. Here’s a few things you can look at doing to protect your plants. 1.…

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The Lemon Dilemma

Most people would love to have a lemon tree in their backyard but the dilemma is which type of lemon tree? The two most popular varieties in Australia are Meyer and Eureka and both are very good choices. So what are the differences? The Eureka is known for its hardy…

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Cherry Blossom Happiness

How uplifting to see all the pretty blossoms that are telling us spring is just around the corner. The delicate beauty of cherry blossoms have inspired artists and gardeners for centuries. In Melbourne some local streetscapes already have the prettiest rows of cherry blossom so if you are lucky enough to have…

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Pruning means Bigger Blooms…

    Time to get out your trusty secateurs (favourite word ever!) and prune your roses. Remember be ruthless but careful. Winter pruning is the most important part of caring for your roses and will help keep your roses healthy and ensure lots of beautiful blooms. There is lots of…

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A beautiful, soulful Garden

Visited Cruden Garden in Langwarrin on Friday and although it was cold and it showered on and off it was an amazing visit. The garden has evolved over the past 80 years when it was given as a wedding present to the newly married 19 year old Dame Elizabeth Murdoch from…

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