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Landscape designers – a history of modern landscape design

Very little happens by chance and the work by contemporary landscape designers is no exception. There is a rich history in landscape design and to better understand the work of contemporary landscape designers today it is helpful to take a look at the first ‘modern’ landscape designers to break through the prevailing design conventions of the...
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Herb gardens – grow your own herbal remedies

Now that we’ve looked at the history of herbs and how to design your own herb garden, let’s take a look at some easy to grow herbs and their medicinal properties. Herbal remedies are not a cure for disease or ailments but rather help the body heal itself. Herbs help the body by encouraging the elimination of toxins and by stimulating or...
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Herb garden design – what style of herb garden should I have?

Growing herbs is fun and can contribute to a healthier way of life. Herbs have a myriad of uses from medicinal and culinary to creating sensual pleasure. Whether you have a large garden, live in an inner city terrace or an apartment with only a windowsill or balcony, the adaptability of herbs allows them to be grown in an informal or formal...
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Herbs in the garden – a quick history

Herb and spice plants are a wonderful addition to the garden and have been used throughout the ages for culinary, medicinal and aromatic purposes. Here’s a quick trip through history to understand the use of herbs and spices and how they have retained their relevance and importance today. From earliest recorded time herbs, with their...
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Win a luxurious Lilianfels Blue Mountains Escape Package

To celebrate Autumn we’d like to reward our wonderful Facebook supporters with an opportunity to win a luxurious Escape Package at Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort & Spa valued at $489. Just follow this link to “Like” us on Facebook to be in the draw to win this fabulous prize!! Win a luxurious Escape Package
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Sasanqua Camellias for a beautiful autumn flower display

Continuing on from our autumn gardening tips I thought that we’d take a look at the versatile Sasanqua Camellia, a fabulous way to provide a showy autumn flower display in the garden. Sasanqua Camellias come in a variety of colours from white through to deep pink and reds, with attractive glossy green foliage, creating colourful, autumn flower...
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Autumn gardening tips

Autumn is a great time of the year to get out into the garden before the weather turns too cold. We’ve put together a few gardening tips to help get you started. • Fertilize your plants with Organic Life for the last time before late winter when spring is back in town. • Make sure the gardens are well mulched to help keep the soil and root...
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Vegetable garden design Sydney

Productive gardens are in vogue again! They’re springing up everywhere. From inner city enclaves to sprawling suburban gardens growing your own is now all the go again. These days there are few garden designs where we are not asked to include vegetable gardens and fruit trees in our landscape designs. Is this a new twenty first century...
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Designing pathways in the garden

A large landscape design by Living Colour Landscapes in Pymble on Sydney’s Upper North Shore has been featured on the online design site Houzz. The article talks about designing pathways and how to create vistas, nooks and enticing journeys and destinations in landscape design. Read the article
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