Natives imprisoned in the bush

Natives are having a hard time escaping from the bush.  The best of the 1970’s bush gardens by Gordon Ford and Ellis Stones were magical – you know the kind of the thing – huge boulders swelling up through lacy groundcover beneath a dancing canopy held aloft by creamy-barked eucalypt trunks.  Continue reading

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Colour – any source will do!

Even in these enlightened days in which your average home gardener can see the beauty and season-stretching power of foliage and textural seed-heads, there’s no denying that flowers make up about 95% of why we garden.

That said, I’m putting forth the case for some inorganic colour. Continue reading

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Great Dixter by deception

I was hunting for a pretext on which to show off some rare photos of Great Dixter (one of my favourite places in the world, and about which I tend to rant a little too often and at too great a length).

It didn’t take long. Continue reading

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What is it about Italian gardens?

I’m fresh back from my first trip to Italy.  I can’t remember ever being so infatuated with another country..  But I want to skip over the temptation to write a whole lot of gushing generalities, and go straight to one garden Continue reading

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