It’s the first Saturday of the month, so time for The Good Earth with Mike O’Connell on 94.1fm. We are on from 10-11am. This month I will be talking about small trees for small spaces. A subject close to my heart! Of corse Mike will try to convince me that anything worthwhile has to have fruit…. He has a point of course but always good to have a few options. Listen in it should be fun with really bizarre segues.
Posts by Kate Smalley:
While we were working on a neighbours front garden in West Brunswick, we ran into a client from a couple of years ago. I had prepared and garden design and layout for their back garden. The brief was to work within the existing levels, incorporate privacy from neighbours, outdoor storage, al fresco dining, vegetable garden beds and child friendlly play space. The levels worked well to divide the back yard into zones, allowing for outdoor seating (over what was a garage floor), step down to lawn & play area and vegie beds to the side.
The planting scheme was essentially native / indigeneous. My intent was to show colour contrast in the foliage. I think this is highlighted quite well by some of these shots taken in spring 2012. The combination of grevillea, eucalyptus ‘Silver Princess’ and leucophyta looks great!
A gorgeous start to October, here’s the view on the way to the office. I heard Neil Robertson (formerly of Open Gardens Australia) suggest recently that the ideal garden is deciduous trees and Euphorbia! I think he is on to something. Here is the view on the way to my office at the bottom of the garden. More