Kings Cottage

Kings Cottage is a beautiful garden located in Moss Vale, Southern Highlands NSW.   This garden is a sheer delight for any keen gardener. The amount of exotic, native and rare species plants used is quite remarkable. Native plants, water features, rockeries and pathways are intertwined cleverly into the mix. Large old trees such as Quercus Robur (English Oak) and Fagus Sylvatica (Copper Beech)...
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Garden Plan – Part 1

  Garden Plan – Start a clear Garden Design Process   This Garden Plan post is aiming to provide you confidence and clarity with your next garden project. How can we find good methods or design processes to help you achieve your desired landscape space? There are several key components to planning your garden space. As with many creative projects, brainstorming and understanding what you...
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Edible Gardens

  Edible Gardens and using edible plants   Edible gardens can be one of the most enjoyable forms of home gardening. Creating edible spaces near where we live and consume our food is very valuable for us on many levels. Not only are we generally eating healthier, fresher food, but we can control what goes into the food we grow. Growing what we can eat helps us get in touch with our environment...
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Garden Practices and Tips

  Garden Practices and Gardening Techniques   Good garden practices in your garden can make a difference to your gardening outcomes. I have had a lot of experience around building, designing and maintaining gardens. Good garden practices don’t just appear, they need to be worked on and understood. Many people read books, browse the internet or even study around the issues involved with...
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Value of Native Plants

  Value of Australian Native Plants   Affinity Gardens is very passionate about native plants and animals in our local environment. Australian Local Native Plants of all types have great value in our landscapes or home gardens. There are so many different native plants to choose from for every situation. A wide range of natives suit varied soil types, watering requirements, design functions and...
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Garden Design Elements

  Garden Design Elements for your garden   Smart and sustainable garden design doesn’t have to sacrifice looks or functionality. The key to good garden design is making all elements function harmoniously. With minimal effort and a little planning we can build a garden that will be easy to look after and can look great all year round. Take control of your outdoor space. Sometimes raw...
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Sustainability is Important

  Sustainability is important to all of us   Sustainability is a hot topic that has been talked about a great deal recently. Without even realising it many of us are facing choices around sustainability that can be quite daunting. Sustainability arises in our everyday lives; from foods we eat to clothes we wear, the car we drive or the house we live in. It’s best to be able to make...
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Gardening for our Future

  Gardening for the future – live healthy, live sustainable.   Gardening for many people is a way of life and brings an experience of joy and satisfaction. The fruits of our labour do not go unnoticed in our gardens. We get major benefits to our health and our surrounding community. I am very passionate about gardening and the role it can play in our lives. When we grow edible plants, not...
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