Plant Profile – Spotted Gum – Corymbia citriodora subsp. variegata

UNDER CONSTRUCTION Also known as: Eucalyptus maculata (historical, no longer used by herbariums for this species) Corymbia maculata (historical, no longer used by herbariums for this species) Eucalyptus citriodora (historical, no longer used by herbariums for this species) Growing conditions: Prefers well-draining soils Like growing on slopes Prefers full sun Drought tolerant Propagation: Seeds inContinue reading “Plant Profile – Spotted Gum – Corymbia citriodora subsp. variegata”

The Border Room

The Border Room has two main functions. The first and foremost is to give us some privacy from the road. The second is to attract beneficial insects, birds and other wildlife on to the property. FEATURED PLANTS RUBY TEA TREE (Leptospermum scoparium “Ruby Glow”) – this New Zealand native has beautiful little rose like bloomsContinue reading “The Border Room”

Redbubble Designs

I am rather excited about this… I am selling some of my photography on Redbubble. They will print them on everything from shirts to phone cases to shower curtains. If anything interests you, you can find my store here. Also very open to feedback. 🙂 Redbubble designs are not printed with the watermark which isContinue reading “Redbubble Designs”

Plant Profile – Brisbane Wattle

Wattle or Acacia trees are iconic in Australia because of their golden blooms. This variety is just as striking as the Golden Wattle which is Australia’s floral emblem. Also known as: Acacia fimbriata Fringed Wattle Fringed Brisbane Wattle Growing Conditions: Full Sun/Part Shade Protected positions Will tolerate most soils but prefers well-drained loamy soils DroughtContinue reading “Plant Profile – Brisbane Wattle”

Plant Profile  – Wombat Berry

Also known as: Eustrephus latifolius Orange Vine Growing conditions: Part shade/shade Tolerant of most soils Vine, gentle climber that doesn’t restrict the host Groundcover Suitable for pots, garden beds, rockeries, bush rehabilitation Suits hanging pots which allow the foliage to hang over the edges Propagation: Fresh Seeds, 54-368 days germination This plant is truly unique,Continue reading “Plant Profile  – Wombat Berry”

The Native Foyer

I am slowly building up a community of native grasses, hibiscus and Westringia.  The canopy is already there. The spiky Native Hibiscus species offer shelter and protection to smaller birds as well as food for pollinators.  The native grasses welcome lizards and frogs. FEATURE PLANTS: Grevillea “Sandra Gordon” – I fell in love with thisContinue reading “The Native Foyer”

How I grow my Garden Rooms

A few years ago I was watching “Gardening Australia” when they visited a gardener who talked about Garden Rooms. Her garden was divided into themed sections like a series of rooms with different environments and functions. Themed areas in a garden with clear boundaries What is a garden room? The idea captured my imagination andContinue reading “How I grow my Garden Rooms”

Plant Profile- Lemon Myrtle

I can’t imagine not having a Lemon Myrtle Tree now. So easy to grow, so lovely to look at, so useful in the kitchen. Every Australian household should grow one of these! Also known as: Backhousia citrodora Lemon-scented Myrtle Lemon Verbena Tree Lemon Ironwood Sweet Verbena Tree Growing conditions: Full sun Tolerates most well-drained soils,Continue reading “Plant Profile- Lemon Myrtle”