Monthly Archives: September 2014

CCPLF ’14 Coastal Planting Cornucopia

Licuala elegans suitable for Sydney conditions ... part of my Coastal Planting talk from 1pm Sat with Mark Paul
Licuala elegans suitable for Sydney conditions … part of my Coastal Planting talk from 1pm Sat with Mark Paul
Central Coast Plant Lovers Fair ’14…
Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th September, Kariong Mountains Primary School 9am to 4pm THIS WEEKEND!
Kariong, Central Coast, NSW

Such a FREE Speakers line up !! Both days of THIS weekend… I’ll be doing a 2 hander on Coastal Gardening with Mark Paul on his Greenwalls from 1pm on Saturday.

Don’t join just to hear us, get there early for all the fabulous planting on offer, much of it you simply won’t see again until next year’s Fair !

Central Coast Plant Lovers Fair ’14

After a sensational kick off last year...
After a sensational kick off last year…

Central Coast Plant Lovers Fair ’14 Kariong is set to raise the bar even higher with good garden plants to make gardens from.

So excellent is the coastal frost free offering, together with Mark Paul at the Ex-Parrot Greenwall Company, I’m presenting a FREE two hander from 1.30pm on the Saturday ONLY.

Vertical growing across Greenwalls
Vertical  greenwall

From 1pm I’ll talk for a 30 min on coastal garden making, followed by Mark from 1.40pm with all the fascinating latest on vertical growing across Greenwalls, Grow Blades, Grow Baskets and Eco Pillows for roof culture for your gardens.

Best plants go to early attendees, so bring your boxes ‘cause I KNOW you have the interest already Happy.

Saturday 27th AND Sunday 28th SEPTEMBER 2014
9am to 4pm THIS WEEKEND !
Kariong Mountains High School
Kariong, Central Coast, NSW

 

Costa and Me Give Good Rooftop

The week before last, ABC Gardening Australia host Costa Giorgiadis (thanks huge Costa..) met me on this rather nice Cremorne Rooftop,to extol the virtues of dry sub-tropical gardening.

Joined by proud owners Noelene & Ian Dawes, (thanks huge-er Noelene & Ian..) it was a fun shoot as you can see on the attached link and I like to think much of the planting would adapt to so called “difficult locations” around your own garden, where harsh radiation, fast drainage and a high impact appearance are required with year round interest sans irrigation and not much maintenance.
And thanks huge also to the talents and flawless eye of Master Maintainer Glenice Buck, without whom this space wouldn’t be nearly so appealing.

Have a quick look if you missed it …