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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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Landscape designers in Sydney using ornamental grasses

The ornamental grass family contains a huge number and range of plants suitable for use in landscape design in Sydney. Native grasses through their versatility, striking and elegant forms and their beautiful flowers, foliage and seed heads, can greatly enhance a landscape design....
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Sustainable landscape design: what is it?

Sustainable landscape design principles have been the cornerstone of design practice education in Australian universities for architects, designers and landscape architects for a decade and a half, but sustainable landscape design has only become a mainstream concern in the wider...
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Sydney landscaping tips for water wise garden design

In Sydney landscaping companies are looking for creative garden design solutions to make the most of the rain that falls to the ground on our properties. Although this year in Sydney we have had record rainfalls, this is not the norm. As we move through the regular rain cycles...
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The “wow” and “woo” approach to garden design

There are broadly two approaches to garden design, the instant, unsuspected ‘wow’ factor of immediate impact and the more gradual, subtle ‘woo’ approach, where the appetite is whetted and the curiosity aroused as we are lured on a journey of discovery. The essence of the ‘wow’...
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