Scented gardens

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Cottage garden planting in Blackburn front garden design
Knowing your soil pH and choosing plants that will thrive are essential when planning a garden in Melbourne. Melbourne's diverse climate and soil conditions offer an ideal canvas for gardening enthusiasts to experiment with various plants. Some plants prefer acidic soil, while others grow best in alkaline conditions. The soil pH in Melbourne typically ranges from slightly acidic to neutral. While both types can thrive in Melbourne's unique environment, understanding…
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Salvia leucantha used in Mount Waverley garden design
Having a small garden space doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your green dreams. In fact, with the right approach, careful planning, and creativity, you can transform even the tiniest outdoor area into a flourishing oasis of beauty and productivity. In this blog, we'll explore a range of strategies to help you make the most of your limited garden space. Plan with Purpose When planning your small garden space with…
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Bright pink rose arbour
Australia's diverse climate and unique flora make it a paradise for garden enthusiasts. Whether you're a city dweller with a balcony garden or lucky enough to have a sprawling backyard, gardening in Australia offers many possibilities. If you're a novice gardener eager to nurture your green thumb, we've got you covered with essential tips to help you successfully embark on your gardening journey. Gardening is rewarding and fulfilling, especially in…
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Bright Colours and Smells Are A Must For Sensory Gardens
Creating a sensory garden is both rewarding and fun. It’s a great way to add interest and enjoyment to your outdoor space. Sensory gardens are an exciting place for kids and adults to connect with nature as it combines hardscape elements and plants in such a way as to entice the person wandering through the garden to have that sense of amazement viewing the space, touch, smell, hear sounds and…
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Purple metal screen lit up in Wantirna South garden
Heard of the saying “You pay for what you get”? Well, that’s the case when it comes to landscaping. There’s a lot of work involved and a lot of long hours put in behind the scenes by the landscaper. Depending on how big the job is, they may well have someone working with them as well. I’ll give credit where credit is due, hiring a landscaper isn’t something that you…
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Yellow rambling rose
The beauty, resilience and fragrance of roses have made them a favourite of gardeners, flower lovers and a symbol of love for centuries. They’re known as the flower of choice for Valentine’s Day, although I’m sure many of us would be happy to receive any variety of flowers! There is a rose to suit every sunny spot in your garden, particularly if there is limited space. You can have them…
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Closeup of garden sculpture used in Bundoora garden design
When it comes to gardening, the possibilities are vast, and enthusiasts are always looking for new ways to make their gardens beautiful and functional. Edible flowers are visually stunning and can elevate the overall appeal of your garden. Their vibrant colours and intricate shapes create a beautiful contrast from other plants. Growing edible flowers is a fantastic way to add a touch of culinary delight to your garden. These delicate…
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Bee pollinating a stunning purple flower in a garden
Australia's gardens are home to various pollinators, including bees, butterflies, moths, wasps and flies. They play an essential role in gardens and ecosystems. Each has a vital role in helping plants reproduce and thrive, so it is necessary to provide suitable habitats for these animals if we want our gardens to be full of colour and life. Pollinators transfer the pollen between flowers so plants can be fertilised and produce…
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Family planting together and teaching their child about how plants and fruit grow in their backyard
A child-friendly garden can be a fantastic way to help your children explore and learn about nature. It can provide hours of entertainment and adventure while being outdoors and not on their tablets or computers. With proper preparation, you can ensure your backyard is safe and enjoyable for them. Potential Dangerous Areas In Your Garden *Sharp objects should always be kept out of reach of young children; if any areas…
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Bright pink rose arbour
It's no secret that spending time in nature can calm our minds and bodies. We all know that laughter is good for us, and we often feel better after we’ve had a good laugh. What if I told you that gardens and plants could be better for your health than a good laugh? Let’s look at both laughter and gardens. Always Feel Great After A Good Laugh Laughter is great…
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Custom deck shaped like a river bed joining a wall to wall cascading water feature in Maribyrnong landscape design
Creating a healing garden in your backyard can be incredibly beneficial and relaxing. Not only does it provide you with an outdoor escape to enjoy the beauty of nature, but it can also help improve your physical and mental health. Healing gardens are places of tranquillity and refuge. They have been used for centuries to restore, refresh and relax the body, mind and soul. They may be small or large, but…
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Lavender patch in Brighton landscape design
A modern cottage garden is a combination of traditional and contemporary styles that are intended to create a quaint and cosy atmosphere. It combines plants and flowers that were once widely used in traditional cottage gardens with more modern varieties and design elements. This includes roses, daisies, lavender, and hollyhocks. Modern cottage gardens typically feature lush, colorful plantings, bold shapes, and unique pathways or walkways, which create an intimate atmosphere.…
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Corten wall lightbox used in Glen Waverley garden design
Do you want to learn what it takes to create the perfect outdoor space? A space that you love to look at and spend time in? We have developed a free comprehensive eBook just for you! This 10-page eBook will take you through: how to design the garden of your dreams. practical tips and inclusions based on your lifestyle. how to create harmony and flow between your home and garden.…
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Salvia used in Vermont South landscape design
Do you want to learn what it takes to create your dream garden? A space that you love to look at and spend time in?   We have developed a free comprehensive eBook just for you!   This 17-page eWorkbook will help: Map out your existing garden and identify problem areas Brainstorm new ideas Clarify what you want before contacting a landscape designer or contractor If you are not sure…
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Closeup of jasmine used in Vermont South garden design
Jasmines - love them to bits!  Have a look around right now and they should be at their flowering best.  I'm writing this from my deck where I've surrounded myself with the variety of my choice. Reminds me of home. Reminds me of my childhood experiences.  Can't go wrong with a scented garden! There are many species and styles of jasmine available.  The biggest difference between jasmine varieties is their…
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