Modified Wicking Bed

Modified Wicking Bed

Wicking beds are a fantastic solution to provide a healthy soil for growing annual vegetables or plants that become stressed in Victoria’s hot summers. They reduce evaporation by watering from beneath, and encourage roots to head deeper. A criticism is however...
Natural Curves

Natural Curves

Some materials will allow natural curves to form and can be used sculpturally to create features within a garden design. Here we have a wire trellis fixed to the planter below and allowed to form a natural arch, which the beans are using to great effect with the...
Deep Watering

Deep Watering

Our long hot summers can stress plants and reduce their productivity, or worse – kill them. Soaking the soil with a trickle that can infiltrate the soil deeply is important to ensure plants have access to water through heatwaves. However, some soils such as...
Shading Devices

Shading Devices

Deciduous trees planted in front of north facing windows provide an abundance of light through the winter months – when we need it, and in summer give us shade. An adjustable shading device that can feed you too? What an...
Strawbale Construction

Strawbale Construction

Strawbale is one of our favourite building materials. It has amazing insulation properties (around 4 times more effective than a conventionally built brick veneer wall with R2.5 insulation batts), has a ‘massiveness’ and ‘sturdiness’ to it that...
Colour and Texture

Colour and Texture

Colour and texture are important in creating successful landscape design. A diverse plant palette provides visual interest, as well as aiding in the overall health of your garden ecosystem. Monocultures of planting become susceptible to the same pests and diseases, so...