Green aside, my favourite colours in the garden are rich blues and cool purples. In my mind they are the garden champions, pairing beautifully with just about every other colour from white, soft pinks and pastels, to the yellows and oranges of late summer and autumn. They stand proudly too in our strong Australian light, while ... Read More
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Spring is welcomed every year with a flurry of blossoms, a beautiful though fleeting gift to reward our patience through a long winter. There are many trees with beautiful blossoms worthy of a place in the garden, but here are a few of my favourites. First would have to be the sublime Prunus Ukon, a flowering cherry with ... Read More
Roses – beautiful blooms woven with scent and meaning and worthy of a place in any garden. The garden here is graced with a bundle of roses, most threaded among the perennials, others clambering on sheds. David Austin roses are my favourites, the big blousy flowers are romantic and luscious, and as beautiful in decline as in ... Read More
It was super exciting to feature recently in the Australian Country Style magazine art issue. Despite being in the midst of our worst ever drought, photographer Brigid Arnott and writer Skye Manson did a beautiful job bringing the story together, capturing our clan and the garden. You can read more on the Country Style website ... Read More
In autumn the garden is adorned with jewels - ornamental (and some edible) fruits in a kaleidoscope of colours, often overlooked but well worthy of attention. Some cluster jostling for space along bare branches, others dangle from thread-like stems. Smooth, spiky, metallic, they are every bit as beautiful as the flowers that ... Read More
In stark contrast to the troubled relationship with time that we experience through our own aging, time in the garden brings magic and richness. It changes with every hour and every day - the light from dawn to dusk, the direction of flowers faces, the activity of insects, the emergence of seedlings. With every month and season ... Read More