For the ditch? Ground cover plants such as Aubrieta are excellent for steep banks - they suppress weeds, help stabilise the soil and are low maintenance.

Aubrieta on steep bank Ground cover plants such as Aubrieta are excellent for steep banks - they suppress weeds, help stabilise the soil and are low maintenance.

Leptospermum scoparium Tea Tree Hardy to Zone 9, drought tolerant once established and is said to be deer resistant

a new love

Hometalk Highlights's discussion on Hometalk. 10 Mini Water Features to Add Zen to Your Garden - Come inside? Namaste in the garden all day, thank you!

10 Mini Water Features to Add Zen to Your Garden

13 mini water features to add zen to your garden, outdoor living, ponds water features, Put a tiny waterfall pond beside your door

Australian natives in a cottage garden

Cut Leaf Daisy (Brachyscome) - Australian native, ideal ground cover, prolific flowering, many colours available

(GL) Grevillea 'Long John' Seems a little too dry for here but might be a good accent.

(GL) Grevillea 'Long John' use two of these along the west fence. Beautiful spring flowers and evergreen foliage!

Wahlenbergia communis / Native Bluebell. Tufted or open perennial herb growing to a height of 40cm and spreading 30cm. Blue bell shaped flower on long stems in summer.

Wahlenbergia communis (Native Bluebell) is a tufted or open perennial herb growing to a height of and spreading It has blue bell shaped flowers on long stems in summer. It is found in all mainland states of Australia

Water lily's are beautiful in a fish pond and provide protection for the fish.

21 Garden Design Ideas, Small Ponds Turn Your Backyard Landscaping into Tranquil Retreats My grandparents had a fish pond just like this!

Banksia Occidentalis - February Flowers

proteas and native flowers grown fresh in beautiful south-eastern Tasmania, weddings and floral design

Chamelaucium ciliatum • Australian Native Plants Nursery • Plants • 800.701.6517

Chamelaucium ciliatum part of the Myrtaceae family with White flowers flowering in Spring-early Summer avaliable from Australian Native Plants located in Ventura, CA

Purple Coral Pea, Lilac Vine (Hardenbergia violacea) (aka Happy Wanderer) This vine is gorgeous. Australian native.

PlantFiles Pictures: Australian Sarsparilla, False Sarsaparilla, Happy Wanderer, Coral Pea, Lilac Vine (Hardenbergia violacea) by RichSwanner

Informal garden style used to create a natural looking small pond

22 Beautiful Waterfalls for Natural Backyard and Front Yard Ladscaping

The Hairpin Banksia (Banksia spinulosa) is a species of woody shrub, of the genus Banksia in the Proteaceae family, native to eastern Australia. Widely distributed, it is found as an understorey plant in open dry forest or heathland from Victoria to northern Queensland, generally on sandstone though sometimes also clay soils. It generally grows as a small shrub to 2 metres (7 ft) in height, though can be a straggly tree to 6 metres (20 ft).

The Hairpin Banksia (Banksia spinulosa) is a species of woody shrub, of the genus Banksia in the Proteaceae family, native to eastern Australia.

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