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Monday
Jul032017

Ivy and stone

It might be winter in my part of the world but that didn't stop me pottering around the garden on the weekend. Pruning and raking, simple hard landscaping and planning for the summer to come. Dreaming of courtyard gardens with sandstone paving and ivy growing up walls, firepit and crunchy gravel, sun traps and sunken ponds. Dreaming of a garden like this one in South Yarra, Melbourne by Kate Seddon Landscape Design.

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Monday
Jun262017

Stalking a trophy home

I'm stalking Belhaven, one of Sydney's trophy estates. High on a ridge in the exclusive suburb of Bellevue Hill, it is home to Westfield executive and Brambles chairman Stephen Johns, his wife Michele Bender and their vast art collection. (Their neighbours are media mogul Lachlan Murdoch and his wife Sarah.) I'm not bothering with the listing's pictures. They do not do the home justice. The video does. This is how the other half lives unpretentiously in Australia. The home is expected to fetch $25 to $27 million. Link here while it lasts

Monday
Jun122017

Contemporary meets classic garden

This Vaucluse, Sydney garden may be young but it's contemporary meets classic formality mix is fabulous. It will be perfect when the trees mature and the stakes and ties are no longer needed. Another great design by Harrison's Landscaping.

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Monday
Jun122017

Bondi backyard beauty

It's hard to take winter seriously in the sub-tropics where I live. Today it's 22°C. Perfect weather for daydreaming about backyard redesigns. For small block inner city living this Bondi backyard is just about perfect. Pool? Tick. Outdoor kitchen and al fresco dining? Tick. Tropical plantings including statement container plants? Tick. A bit of grass and a swing for the kids? Tick. Privacy in the middle of a bustling city like Sydney? Tick. Who needs anything more? By Harrison's Landscaping.

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Wednesday
May172017

A sophisticated, minimalist courtyard garden

Simple, clean lined, modern and low maintenance -  doesn't mean that this small inner city courtyard isn't a sophisticated urban oasis. Annandale landscape design by Secret Gardens.

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