Whether you’ve inherited your garden or invested in a new one, it will need to be maintained.
I wanted to touch on the after care of a new garden which can be a nerve racking time for the Landscaper as they cautiously and maybe even a little begrudgingly hand over their new garden to the owners (particularly in the warmer months when watering/ irrigation can add to the confusion).
It takes about a month for the roots of the new plants to break out of their root zone after being potted. This period can be tricky as the plants are prone to drying out, or you risk losing the plant to over...
I like the edging in my gardens to be seamless and timeless and so no matter what style of garden I’m designing, whether it’s traditional or contemporary I use 5mm non galvanised mild steel edging to contain lawn gravel areas and gardens from one another. Within a couple of weeks the metal has reacted to the moisture in the atmosphere and turned a rust colour. For me this style of edging is complimentary to both old and new houses.
We often see edging made from pavers, concrete, timber or stone and while there are definitely exceptions I find the effect too cumbersome looking and too obvious...
Do you struggle to source plants for shady areas of the garden?
Maybe relying solely on tropical plants which will tolerate the shade, doesn't match the rest of your garden concept.
Choosing plants that contrast with each other in foliage form and colour will give your garden the 'wow factor'.
Try Eupatorium Megalphyllum, with its spectacular purple flower and white flowering Kurume Azaleas (white flowering plants lift the shade).
Fatsia Japonica with large Ivy shaped leaves add glossy greenness to your garden.
For burgundy colour leaves try Philodendron Imperial Red.
The rule for when it comes to arranging you're pots in groups or clusters is that there are no rules.
Have some fun with it!
On the front porch of my Californian bungalow, I've arranged large to medium pots around the perimeter of the space whilst one cluster of smaller pots is up off the ground on a rusty metal table and the other is on top of a 1200mm high entry pedestal that is a common feature with this style of house.
I like to use plant species from the succulent family. They come in a huge range of leaf colours and form and importantly aren't reliant on regular water which is important...
Mater Hospital Sydney Healing Garden
Peter designed, installed, and now Peter Fudge Gardens maintains this significant green space courtyard for this hospital in North Sydney. This garden evolved for a need and recognition of the importance of a garden’s contribution to improving people’s health, especially in places where recovery and relaxation is vital for people’s general well-being and recovery.
Installed five years ago, this green space is a courtyard where the greenery envelopes you, by hanging down from above,as well as the vertical garden becomes a living tapestry. Bowls of shade...
Evergreen Magnolia species are one of our favourite trees and large shrubs at Peter Fudge Gardens. They are very versatile and beautiful plants adaptable to a variety of styles and conditions.
We think every garden has a spot for one. contact us to find out where in your garden.
Here is an overview of the Evergreen Magnolia: Evergreen Magnolias have been extensively used throughout gardens around the world. Magnolia grandiflora is the original 'Evergreen Magnolia'...
In the October November 2013 issue of belle magazine Australia, Peter is named one of a handful of landscape designers to watch.
Here is a copy of the transcript from the magazines interview with Pete.
Why not have Peter come and transform your garden? email@example.com
What has inspired your landscaping style? This landscape of bush land and open space has taught me that for a garden to look real and effective you need to eliminate fuss and pare back your elements. It’s taught me about plant communities and what works well together, and how to arrange these without...
Spring has arrived! Gardens are rejoicing with new spring growth, sweet fragrances, birds singing and flowers blooming. The warmer days are enticing us outdoors to enjoy the extraordinary weather. So embrace this season by encouraging your garden to look the best it can look, ready for our lifestyle festivities and outdoor entertainment with family and friends.
Here are some gardening tips for Spring so that you get the most out of this beautiful weather:
1. Spring is the best time to feed the garden to promote healthy growth and better blooms and fruit....
Gravel plays an important role in a garden. It provides textural and colour contrasts with softer elements such as lawn and plants, and also harder elements like garden walls, steps and furniture.
Gravel zones are also slightly more relaxed than high traffic zones - which are often paved and in most cases are located closer to the house.
I use gravel for paths, bench landings, areas surrounding focal points, around a fire pit and in entertaining areas. The gravel I use is far more cost effective than paving and also much easier to install.
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