"Cultural cringe" and our garden identity

Clive Blazey explores nativism, garden-worthy trees and planting in different climate zones

"Cultural cringe" and our garden identity

Many Australian’s favourite native plants are eucalypts and many people think that “the Australian garden” should contain largely native plants.

But then native plants don’t provide us with the vegetables, fruit and flowers we wish to cultivate so our garden plantings are somewhat schizophrenic.

At Heronswood we have been following a different planting path and our ra...

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