I have been a ‘little’ bit obsessed with plants and landscaping recently – something that becomes quite obvious when you see all my pictures on pinterest!
We are very keen to create a waterwise and bird attracting garden that will look lush, provide privacy and be easy for us to maintain. We are hoping to use a combination of native, Mediterranean and other plants to achieve this. The location of our block (150m) from the Indian Ocean with strong sea breezes, very hot dry summers and sandy soils restricts us somewhat in our selection!
(Sorry about the late night coffee/wine stains but this was the only copy I could find!)
Our garden wish list –
Plants to provide privacy
Bird attracting and water wise plants
Herb & veggie beds
Lemon tree (s)
Small courtyard outside main bedroom and next to the pool
Lemon tree (Eureka or Meyer)
Rendered raised garden beds with –
Strelitzia Reginae (Bird of Paradise)
Eastern side – A lawn area with a deciduous tree?
Eastern boundary fence – rendered raised bed
Syzigium or Murraya paniculata grown as a hedge to screen fence and privacy
Chinese Star Jasmine creeper on steel espalier wire outside glass kitchen window
We will have a water feature (still to be decided) and a mix of native bird attracting plants
Westringia (Native rosemary )
Anigozanthos (Kangaroo paws)
Society Garlic (Tulbaghia)
There will be a large bed near the front entrance with a specimen tree (Magnolia Teddy Bear or Frangipani)
Magnolia Kay Parris]
Carpobrotus glaucescens (pigs face)
Dianella Casa Blue
It is proving a challenge to find someone to do the job – this is something we never envisaged but I can only assume that landscapers are being kept as busy as brickies in Perth at the moment!
Some beautiful books to inspire you by local Perth landscape designers ……..
I am quite sure there will be more to add to the landscaping notes as we move forward.
PS Our pool hole was being dug today – I’m getting excited!