09 May 2018
Design Studio Windows

If you’ve been past our Design Studio recently, you may have noticed that JJL has been having a little fun with our window display. Featuring unique plant specimens and botanical window illustrations, we have collaborated with Melbourne-based illustrator and textiles design student, Clare Weber, to celebrate the wonder of CACTI !!! As an introduction to...

22 August 2017
Plants: Ferns

Air cleaning, mood boosting and visually striking; Ferns are an exceptional horticultural species requiring relatively minimal care. They thrive in containers or in the ground, and have a tolerance for low light conditions, making them suitable for indoor use as a houseplant. Located outdoors, ferns bring an elegance and simplicity to any garden. Planting them...

27 July 2017
Armadale Garden

Designed in 2015, this Armadale project has gradually developed with a few alterations and some recent additions into a space that is truly special. While connected in a cohesive design that complements the renovated Victorian home, its surroundings and the owners’ lifestyle, the front and rear gardens have two distinctly different purposes and moods. The...

16 June 2017
Plants: Agaves

Agave parryi var. truncata Popularly known for their use in the production of mescal, tequila and other alcoholic beverages, agaves are a dramatic specimen plant, or living sculpture, with hardy habits worthy of any plant lover’s attention. This family of plants features a vast range of colour and structural varieties, all of which provide striking...

11 May 2017
Media: Outdoor Design & Living

Creating a lush garden that offers year-round appeal and seasonal interest is no problem for us. Published in the current edition of Outdoor Design & Living,  Jane shares how such a goal was achieved with her award-winning Kew project! "Plants make a garden. They're what draw us out and make us want to linger" Outdoor...

09 March 2017
Garden Hanging Baskets

Looking to make the most of your outdoor space? Hanging baskets can provide an excellent means of introducing vertical greenery and interest. In alignment with your personal taste and specific environmental conditions, they can be constructed of luscious green foliage, flowering seasonal perennials or sculptural succulent and cacti specimens. The hanging basket, which as a...

25 October 2016
Chelsea RHS Flower + Garden Show 2016

Although a little late on the update, as promised in our earlier news post gardens abroad, we have put together a selection of images to share our experience of the Chelsea RHS Flower and Garden Show 2016, which we had the pleasure of especially travelling to in May earlier this year. A highlight for us was Phillip...

27 September 2016
Balwyn Garden

A recently completed JJL project, we were approached by these clients to assist them with not only beautifying, but also resolving issues around a difficult sloping block that gave way rapidly over a short distance in the rear garden; making it almost unusable in its existing state. Since purchasing this inner eastern Melbourne home around...

04 August 2016
Malvern Garden

Within the garden space, structure is undeniably significant in embedding a house within its environment. An existing mass of lawn was all that softened this Malvern home, which positioned on an upward sloping block on a prominent main road, completely dominated its surrounds. JJL was engaged by the owners to envision a landscape design that...