Trainor planted olive trees in the central courtyard, which features a fireplace wall with stone installed by Rodda’s Hard Rock Masonry. Sessions upholstered the cushions of a sofa and armchairs, by Link Outdoor from De Sousa Hughes, with a Décor de Paris

Australian Natives got a bad name thanks to the scruffy gardens of the 1970s, but they're drought tolerant, easy to maintain, and versatile. And, as you'll see in the following images, Australian...

Raingardens are popping up all over the country. They look incredible and are a great way to save water and protect our environment from erosion and pollution. Find out everything you ever need to know about our water wise friend, the raingarden.

Musk Cottage. Flinders, Mornington Peninsula. Weekender of Rick Eckersley.

It was pouring with rain the day I got to see Musk Cottage as part of the Australian Landscape Conference tour. But it was such a wonderful garden, … Continue reading →

Scleranthus biflorus. An Australian native, which is drought tolerant and prefers full sun. Would look great in rockeries and gives the illusion of moss.

An Australian native, which is drought tolerant and prefers full sun. Would look great in rockeries and gives the illusion of moss. Get this for the front garden. Will it grow over the gravel?

Sleepers used vertically

Sleepers used vertically add interest as well as height in this garden (Photo credit not known)

A simple metal fire ring can often make the best outdoor setting idea. We love the oversized round design – it just seems so natural, for a fire pit to be round and big.

35 Metal Fire Pit Designs and Outdoor Setting Ideas

Creating that European wild flower look with Australian natives, the tree trunks are so beautiful.

Australian Native Plants Courses - Home study gardening and horticulture courses, and gardening tips

Pennisetum alopecuroides PENNSTRIPE™ PAV300) is a compact variegated grass with feathery plumes; 45cm high x 45cm wide; grows in full sun to part shade; suits sandy to heavy clay soils. Tolerates frost, humidity and drought. Non-invasive to bushland - does not seem to set viable seed

Pennisetum alopecuroides PENNSTRIPE™ is a compact variegated grass with feathery plumes; grows in full sun to part shade; suits sandy to heavy clay soils. Tolerates frost, humidity and drought. Non-invasive to bushland -

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