Real World Gardener Colour Series-Hot Colours in Design Elements

January 3rd, 2016

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DESIGN ELEMENTS

Designing with Hot Colours

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Are you one of those gardeners that avoids using plants with red flowers or red leaves in the garden? 

For some reason, the colour red has that reaction when gardeners are choosing colour in the garden.
Perhaps it’s because of the fear of red clashing with the other colours in the garden?

Knowing how to use colour in the garden can be a bit tricky because there are so many variations of the one hue.

This is part two in the series, Designing with Colour in the garden-this week is all about using Hot Colours, of which red is one-what would we avoid when using hot colours? 

Let’s find out. I'm talking with English Garden Designer, Lesley Simpson

Knowing how to combine colours so that the final product will be one we like takes practice, or perhaps even trial and error.
We know what we like when we see it and to stop your garden from looking like the clash of the titans, take the opportunity to visit other gardens,  or visit parks that have displays of colour to see what you really like.

1-DSC_0186.JPGOnly practice and experimentation will develop your eye for colour and allow you to see the differences between colours.
I you have any questions about colour schemes in the garden why not email me at realworldgardener@gmail.com 

Real World Gardener Discover The Wollemi Pine

January 3rd, 2016

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The Discovery of The Wollemi Pine.

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Wollemi Pine. photo L. Brooks

wolli%2Bpine%2Btrunk.jpgIn 1994, 3 canyoners found a stand of trees that they had never seen before in Wollemi National Park. The leader, David Noble, took some specimens to have identified at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney. 

Louise Brooks is reporting for Real World Gardener and here she talks with Dr Cathy Offord, Research Scientist at Mt Annan. 

Cathy is researching various aspects of the Wollemi pine, listen to the podcast to find out more.

Thank you to Louise Brooks for recording and producing that interview with Dr Cath Offord, Research Scientist at Mt Annan Botanic Garden.
Wollemi Pine trunk displays bubbly bark.

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If you have any questions about growing Wollemi Pine or have some information you’d like to share, why not email realworldgardener@gmail.com or write in to 2RRR P.O. Box 644 Gladesville NSW 1675.

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