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A Spring photo of the nursery gardens

Ecological Gardening on the Increase

Gardening evokes emotion, passion and commitment in many people. It is a personal pastime people indulge in, that is enjoyed by the majority. Gardening not only keeps our bodies healthy it also keeps our minds agile and balanced. The benefits provided by establishing and maintaining gardens are numerous. For over 25 years I have been […]

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Eastern Spinebill

Birds in the garden

So what sort of garden is best for attracting birds? Birds are very territorial and occupy various niches. Some birds occupy the upper canopies of trees, some the middle canopy, some the understorey and some the ground stratum. Our gardens should ideally have a range of habitats, which then provide a home for a broad […]

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Bringing Home our Flowers

(Gardening Australia Fact Sheet – Australian Cut Flower). Australia has a diverse and unique native flora that has evolved on our island continent in a wide range of environments from tropical rainforest, inland deserts, temperate forests, sandy heaths and alpine meadows. It has been estimated that there are up to 25,000 different plant species in […]

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Bringing in the Birds

In the Southern Highlands we have an amazing range of birds that occur naturally. Surrounding our urban areas a bounty of biological diversity is provided within national parks, water catchment areas, nature reserves and state forests. Bringing in the birds to our urban areas makes sense as they provide many benefits such as pollination, seed […]

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Aylmerton flowers

Colour in the Winter Garden

Winter can be a rather sad time in traditional highland gardens. Adding colour and the sounds of nature to gardens over winter can brighten our lives. By incorporating colour into the garden during winter we reduce some of the negative impacts winter has on our souls. Traditional highland gardens are geared to provide maximum colour […]

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Callistemon salignus and Acmena smithii

Why Plant Natives

For over thirty years I have been passionate and enthusiastic when creating native landscapes and preserving the beauty and abundance of our natural environment. Most newcomers to the Southern Highlands (long term locals traditionally calling them “blow-ins”) embark upon a quest to establish exotic landscapes, the most common being the English or Tuscan garden. These […]

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