Flushed with pink this Mother’s Day


A few days before Mother’s Day I was asked to add some colour into a garden in Waverley. The cottage had been landscaped before and had great bones, but after some years, 5 kids and a business run from home it had, understandably, suffered from some neglect and needed an overhaul.

With a plunge pool tiled in shimmering pink and grey mosaics, who could resist adding my own touch of blush to the garden…especially seeing it was Mother’s Day.

The planting palette now includes Cordilines, Variegated Goldfussia, Tricolour Chinese Star Jasmine, giant purple bromeliads and Rhoeo ‘Moses in the Cradle’ among other flowering gems such as Medinilla, Vireya Rhododendrons and pink Sasanqua camellias.

The additions should make this hard working mum “tickled pink” for years to come.


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