Tuesday, April 8, 2014


The last couple of months have been busy.

New shared driveway laid (a great place for scooting!), new side gates are in (makes the view from the street much nicer).  Just need to add a bit more black paint.  Added in a cypress batton screen on our rear deck side to remove the view of the neighbour's rear patio and garage. Landscape design finalised. Pavers and edging bought. Trees selected.  We had a landscaper individually concrete pad in our bluestone pavers, put in the front edging and lay the lawn.  We did all the rear edging, planted all the plants, adding in lots of compost and manure etc.  It was a big job, but we enjoyed it.

The difference a bit of green can make.

The side mature trees make quite a statement!

Lots of citrus in the back garden. And cypress hedges which will become a great screen.

The garden will be well clipped once it starts to grow.

A bit of green in the side light court make a lovely feature, especially at night with the 2 uplights.

We kept some of our old hardwood rafters from what was demolished and made a bench seat under the Golden Robinia tree in the rear yard.  A lovely place to sit.

Now I've just got to keep it all alive, but great timing as the rain has just started.

More underplanting is planned in the near future.


  1. Wow - you have been busy. The landscaping has made a HUGE difference. Looks wonderful! Is that a row of birch in the front? I was keen to plant them as well until I found out they don't grow up here in our sub-tropical climate. But then I found a tropical variety (rare as hen's teeth to obtain) that I was lucky enough to buy and we've planted them along the fence line. Unfortunately they're not quite as large as yours but they are fast growers (in fact most plants are up here) so hopefully it won't take too long to get some good height. xx

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