pretty daisy flowers

Daisy Flowers now available in Plant Tiles!

Introducing daisy flowers available in Plant Tiles! Erigeron compositus aka Cutleaf Daisy or Fleabane. Although usually grown in cold/temperate areas, this hardy plant is also quite happy here in Brisbane.

The foliage only grows to 30mm and with the flowers up to a total of 100mm. This self-seeding perennial is perfect for rockeries or garden beds. The pretty, grey/green leaves make a textural point of interest so also look great as an alternative living mulch.

Currently available in our unique Plant Tiles. For more information call 0428 979 984.

 

 

Silver Sprinkles Pilea libanensis

Silver Sprinkles is New to Plant Tiles!

Silver Sprinkles aka Pilea libanensis is the newest addition to our range of low growing ground cover plants grown in our unique Plant Tiles.

It is the perfect ground cover for those shady positions along the side of a building.

Sprouting from a reddish stem, the small grey/green leaves provide interesting foliage. Due to the gentle trailing characteristic, this plant also looks great in an indoor pot plant as a no mess living mulch.

Silver Sprinkles is best in a protected area away from direct sunlight and frost and likes well drained soil in which to grow as it prefers not to be over watered.

Able to take low traffic, these plants looks great along the edge of a shady path between buildings or as infill for garden beds under trees.

Where could you use this in your garden?

For more information see www.planttiles.com.au/plant-selection/silver-sprinkles and for pricing see www.planttiles.com.au/about-us-small-garden-solution-now/faq-plant-tiles

Lush Alternative lawn of the soft leaves of Dichondra repens

A Lush Alternative Lawn Instantly!

Imagine an alternative lawn of the lush, soft leaves of Dichondra repens!

And it can be made instantly using Plant Tiles! Just butt the Plant Tiles together for full coverage immediately!

This native plant is low maintenance: no mow, will tolerate sun/part shade as well as heat/frost to -7 degrees Celsius. Yes, it makes a great allrounder lawn that children love to play on. Additionally, it also looks great cascading over a retaining wall or pot plant. Use as an alternative mulch in the garden bed!

This stunning design with alternative lawn of Dichondra was created by David Baptise Garden Design in Adelaide.

Native Violets flowers under trees

Native Violets make a Great Ground Cover!

Australian Native Violets – Viola hederacea banksii – have such happy little flowers! We love seeing them in our greenhouse growing in our unique Plant Tile form. They always look fantastic planted en masse as a ground cover. Happy in part shade, they look great under trees or used as a alternative living mulch. Additionally, their cascading nature also makes them a wonderful choice to plant near a retaining wall or in a pot plant.

Lawn of Zoysia tenuifolia

Mature Zoysia tenuifolia Plant Tiles

Pic repost from @niceideagardens

Fantastic example of mature Zoysia tenuifolia grass!

This was installed in Vaucluse, Sydney, using our unique Plant Tiles. Although planted in December 2019, Zoysia tenuifolia is so slow growing that this has not been mown!

Pic repost from @niceideagardens

garden before and after

Garden before and after pics!

A little garden design inspiration to get your ideas flowing! Garden before and after pics show how a little imagination can create welcoming spaces.

Click here for a post from Houzz UK showing the 5 best garden makeovers.

You can see a couple of instant transformations from our Inspirations page.

And click here for to see over 1000 inspirational pics from our Pinterest site!

TIP! Save ideas to your own Pinterest site so they are quick and easy to review when you need them.

Thank you to a lovely client for the below pics for her DIY garden makeover. Plant Tiles of no mow Zoysia tenuifolia were used as a living mulch. This is a great alternative to traditional bark mulch which can be messy.

“Thought you might like to see the before and after pics for my little project. Very happy with the result and it was really easy to do.” – D.R.

Our unique Plant Tiles are super easy to install. Simply cut to shape and lay on your prepared garden bed. To learn more on installation click here for the video. More information on garden bed preparation can be found here.

We are always happy to assist you with any questions you may have regarding your particular site. Climate, directional aspect, proposed usage, nearby buildings/trees and soil type are just some of the things which can affect the choice and success of a garden. Simply phone on 0428 979 984 or email imagine@planttiles.com.au for more information or visit our FAQ.

Imagine how you could create your own outdoor oasis in 2020 to enjoy with family and friends!

garden before and after

Childcare centres

The ground cover children love so is used in Childcare Centres!

Children love the soft, cool feel of Dichondra repens which is why it is used in Childcare Centres. The daughter of a client couldn’t wait for the Plant Tiles of ground cover Dichondra repens to be planted.  She just had to try walking on them while they were still in the trays!

Thanks to @nisatkinson for this pic.

Plant Tiles Dichondra repens

Garden entrance: Plant Tiles ground cover provides instant make over!

Garden entrance WOW! Enrich Interiors and DC Landscapes recently used our unique Plant Tiles of native ground cover, Dichondra repens, to instantly transform the entrance to a house.

“Plant Tiles! A-mazing! Check them out! @planttiles thanks @dclandscapesptyltd for the intro!
@planttiles thank you!! I’m shouting out all over the place…you’ve got a game changer there ” – @enrich_int

Always wonderful to have happy clients! Thanks to @enrich_int for the before/after pics and quotes on Instagram.

 

Dichondra Plant Tiles

Living Mulch: Sustainable Gardening Australia

Living mulch: waterwise, firewise and seriously good looking!

The above is an interesting article from Sustainable Gardening Australia regarding living mulch which recommends Dichondra repens.

The pic left shows Dichondra repens used as living mulch in a native garden bed. The result is stunning and can be achieved quickly using our Plant Tiles of Dichondra repens. For more information regarding this all-purpose Australasian ground cover see our article here.

 

ground cover Dichondra repens

Ground Cover Inspiration!

Highlighting ground cover use in the garden, @globallandscapes_kelsy proudly showed photos of this South Yarra project.

Plant Tiles of native ground cover Dichondra repens were easily cut to shape to fill between paving stones to provide an instant, mature, professional finish to the garden design. This low growing ground cover has small lily-like leaves that beautifully soften the hardscape pavers. Great design and construction www.globallandscapes.com.au !