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New perennials and eco meadows for New Zealand

  Pic 1: Piet Oudolf’s planting at Scampston Hall Gardens, UK. (photo Nick Robinson)   Europe and North America are ‘ablaze’ with a wave of colourful, pollinator friendly perennial planting. The work of designers like Piet Oudolf, Tom Stuart Smith, … Continue reading

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Does natural = native? Does native = natural?

We live in a biodiversity hotspot (to find out more about what make this the case see the Conservation International website and especiallyhere. What makes us so important to global biodiversity is of course the range of native flora and … Continue reading

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Ecological design models for New Zealand urban areas

I think there is a  need to move ecological design in NZ beyond the twin poles of revegetation on the one hand and garden design with natives on the other. I have been thinking about how to do this and, … Continue reading

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