Meet the Maker | The Planthunter
Although I have been a very happy subscriber to The Planthunter & all its wonderful garden & plant related writings for some time, I only met Georgina at the Glenmore House Garden Fair sitting alongside her recently acquired copper distilling contraption and we of course kindled a friendship. We have plans on sparking up this apparatus in the near future. I asked her a few questions for The Society inc. Newspaper #3, where you'll also find the copper distiller taking pride of place on page 21.
Describe your studio.
A big ugly brick building slowly being camouflaged by plants.
Felco secateurs - they were given to me by my mum when I first started studying landscape design and are one of my most treasured possessions.
Go to plant?
Impossible! I have about 100 go-to plants, but even then, the list changes weekly. Currently I’m into dragon fruit as there’s a huge, wild one at my house on the Hawkesbury River and I’m really enjoying it.
A scent that transports you?
The scent of rain on freshly ploughed paddocks. Takes me right back to my childhood. Same goes for the scent of horses.
Latest book purchase?
The Timber Press Guide to Succulents of the World. A bit dorky but an awesome reference book!
Spring AND Autumn. I can never decide.
Plant name that makes you smile?
Dracula diabola - it’s a lovely, delicate little orchid with the most devilish name!