Collectors Plant Fair Clarendon, my Cool Subtrops Talk postponed..

Well by now, I’m sure most of you realise ALL events planned to attract more than 500 people are cancelled.. Booo… so I shan’t be able to present the super interesting talk for you on Sydney gardens of my design this Sunday 29th March.

Aloe ‘Fairy Pink’ has popped at my ‘Sea-Changer’ garden

So instead of the usual plant fair on the ground, Convenor Linda Ross has been busy transferring the CPF ’20 offering to an on line market. See here for details for details where you might be able to find some exciting fairside treasures !

Exciting modified greenwall grow barrel

In the meantime, some of you may remember a few images showing new plantings from before Xmas in the last post by Mark Paul and his visionary work at the Greenwall Company; now gracing a special harbourside garden I’ve been keeping an eye on for many years.

Flanking both sides of the terrace step out, two more grow barrels bring lush sophistication to this terrace high above it’s harbourside view

Self irrigated, so with the advantage of easy care, each ‘barrel’ can also use all sides as a planting surface. Once planting closes over all exposed fabric & mesh, the effect is one of lush abundance that never competes with the view.

Rich textural & foliage colour contrasts make for year round interest in these conjoined rectangular Grow Bales
Most planting was repurposed from many small pots formerly on the same terrace, now unified into ‘Grow Barrels’

Hope you enjoyed and love your garden !!!

In case you missed it ..

Amarygia ‘Bozandycol’ by Keith Tollis (Boz), Andy Harvie & Colin Hunt

Hoping you’re enjoying some more lovely rain this week…. the March/April garden will be lush. Last Friday week ABC’s Gardening Australia very kindly featured my home studio garden ‘Sea-Changer’ here at Forresters Beach on the Central Coast.

Puya species from David Fripp @ Living Edge Nursery Peats Ridge

For those of you who asked and might have missed it Just click here and kick back for a few pleasant minutes of mid morning relaxation on your busy Friday.

Aloe ‘Early Gold’ against Strobilanthus gossypinus – Pewter Plant

Further to the feature, I’m also giving the Key Note at Collectors Plant Fair Clarendon on the Sunday 29th March (scroll down to the Mirror Deck pic showing details) part of their Speakers Program @ midday. It’ll be about Sydney’s cool subtropical climate and how to understand it’s growing conditions a little more, to make better selections from exceptional points of sale like Plant Fairs.