Top Hedge Landscapes Landscaping Blog

Christmas is coming. Do something

December 9, 2015 TOP TIPS Unique sculptures and water features can add drama and interest to your garden Sculpture don’t have to be expensive you can use materials you find locally Interesting pots full of colourful foiliage, grasses veggies or herbs make a great statement Drainage is one thing you cant ignore plan it from the start of...
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Daphne’s winter flowers make you smile

August 21, 2015 Inspirational quotes can give you a fresh look a life and help you see the wonder in the world around you.  A personal favourite is by one of the foremost yoga teachers in the world, B K S Iyengar.  He said “Healthy plants and trees yield abundant flowers and fruits.  Similarly, from a healthy person,...
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Winter is pruning time for fruit trees

July 23, 2015 So this week it was cold enough at my place to freeze the water in the pipes, two mornings in a row. The day dawned into glorious sunshine. Winter mornings should all be like those. Outside in the garden the frosts had done more permanent damage. Some small Echium were wilted and sad, the row...
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Plant roses for a stunning show

June 15, 2015 If you think its been cold this week then spare a thought for our poor plants who have to stay out in it.  I hope your lemon trees and other frost sensitive plants are tucked up in their warmer little microclimate spots. The good thing with Mediterranean climate plants is this is the weather they...
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Hope the Easter bunny is generous and the hot buns not too cross

April 3, 2015 There’s nothing better than the smell of onions on the barbie.    And it looks as though we are in for great BBQ weather over the Easter break.  The Comedy Festival is on around the state.  March and April are fairly busy months in the garden so maybe take some  time out now over Easter to...
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Happy 20th Birthday Melbourne Flower & Garden Show

March 27, 2015 The Sturt Desert Peas in the Northern Territory display garden were shivering this morning at the opening of the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.  This year is the 20th year which is a remarkable achievement given there was a big push from nay sayers to have it moved away from the Carlton Gardens and...
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Welcome Autumn Leaves

March 20, 2015 Im excited.  You may think its because the school holidays are and Easter are just around the corner but that’s not the reason. I love autumn but that’s not it, nor is it the Cricket world cup.  Im excited because the Melbourne Flower and Garden Show is on again next week.  This year marks the...
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It’s February – only 11 months ’til Christmas

January 30, 2015 Happy Hedge Hog Day. No I didn’t make it up just because our TOP hEDGE logo is a hedge hog, well echidna really but they are so similar. This special celebration was actually a day observed by the Romans during the Festival of Februa on 2nd February. They thought when a hibernating hedgehog emerged from...
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Happy Australia Day!

January 23, 2015 Happy Australia Day everyone! I hope you enjoy gardening, barbequing, playing cricket or tennis or whatever else you have planned. Movement is as important to us as is air food and water. That’s why I love gardening because you get wonderful exercise while you create something beautiful. Last night I was out looking at a...
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Relax and Enjoy Summer When You Are Fire Ready

January 19, 2015 TOP TIPS Cleanup so you are  prepared for fires. Contact the CFA Community Safety Branch on 5329 5510. Design your landscape to be fire wise. Consider your plant choices if you live in high fire risk areas Choose mulch carefully. Clean up piles of leaves and twigs in gutters and gardens. Check hoses and pumps...
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