The right type of simple pruning might save you a lot of heartache and thousands of dollars in years to come. Formative pruning is a term used for training a plant to become the shape or style or way you want while it is still young and growing. Formative pruning requires you to know how […]
Monthly Archives: April 2014
Surfing the wave of spring flowering bulbs.
It is autumn but not just because it is April but because the plants are telling us. Deciduous trees are showing hints of colour in the leaves and warm seasons grasses like Kikuyu and Buffalo are only growing spasmodically now that the days are running out of heat and light. Soon we will have more […]
How to work with shadows
What a great thing to be asked this week to recommend trees for a project. It might be too early but I’m going to say ‘Trees are back!’ The simplicity of ‘treescapes’ has appeal to owners of gardens who require a low maintenance landscape but what appeals to me is that a simple tree in […]
Black cows, white cockatoos and golden gum trees.
It is the end of daylight savings and we have beautiful autumn weather in Northern Victoria This is the type of weather that should make the news, not the summer heat but these beautiful warm sunny autumn days and cool nights. The light is softer and the low sunlight makes the gum trees light up […]