Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Front garden plan - siteworks (Part 5)

Siteworks commence - the skip bins are delivered. They are set down using a hoist/hook thingy

DingoMan arrives and sets about digging up our lawns (a dingo is the nickname for a small mini-digger where the operator stands on the back. There is also a Kanga which is recognizable with its green colour, and is just a different trademark)

After about 6 hours of work, the skip bins are full

and the lawns are all removed. GardenLady can now start on laying the weed mat down

Work in progress - mulch is partly laid and starting to look good

Friday, January 11, 2019

Front garden plan - more rocks and pebbles (Part 4)

Here are the things that I’ve been looking at lately! Check these stones out at DesertSunset

I really like Desert Sunset, I think the large stone looks simply amazing!
Desert Sunset is a semi precious Australian gemstone with unique sunset colours of rich ochre and bands of ore. This beautiful banded Jasper is traditionally used for lapidary and reflects the colours of the unique Australian outback. The layers of deep red, brown and golden yellow are layered.

I'm also asking myself - Do I want a big rock in the garden??? Well, yes .... but not at the cost of approx $300 for a rock and another $300 for it to be delivered via a truck and crane!!!

More questions:

Pebbles – riverstone, autumnstone or ….? I like the look of autumnstone but can't find anywhere close by to have a look

Paths – stepping stones or pavers? Round or square or rectangle?

Brain hurts. Good night.

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Front garden plan - stones, pavers and pebbles (Part 3)

It’s been a fun few weeks looking at garden designs. I googled low maintenance/drought tolerant and pebble feature paths which really inspired me as I tried to choose pavers and pebbles and create some garden ideas.
I like the straight lines and simplicity of the above path, and yet .... I'm also drawn to the more random combination like these stone paths and walls :

This became the starting point for our final design

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 I quite like this "wet stone paver path" look and the colours as well

Lots of pebbles forming a pathway 

Ideas for plants bordering the path 

 I like this really simple design

Pebbles forming a "dry creek bed"

Absolutely love this wooden bench!!!

The succulents groundcover and pebbles look is also amazing, different colours and so fresh-looking. I hope to do something similar for my mum’s garden in the near future.

I google and download and save pictures late into the night ........

Love the Japanese garden look as well – but I don’t think I can pull it off with the cool shady look that goes well with it

My brain hurts .......good night


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