I popped down to the block today to see that they had almost finished the GF roof – yay! I did notice that there was a sheet of colourbond missing over the kitchen area so not sure what’s happening there? I just hope that it won’t mean more delays!
They have also started rendering the GF walls which is great BUT the shower plumbing hasn’t been moved yet (it is too close to the shower entrance) and the niche hasnt been cut out (this was supposed to have been in our drawings and somehow got missed out – chech, check and check again!) So unfortunately the render will need to be cut and redone ………. nothing like making more work for ones self!
I think I might be showing a bit of frustration as I write this blog and I am am coming to the conclusion this is ‘building’ and you have to go with the flow! I am going to need my yoga room soon lol.
In order to curb my frustrations I have been trawling Pinterest and finding pictures on vertical gardens. I think I hinted in my earlier post that we are considering changing our landscaping plan and now that the house is up we are getting a far better grasp of the outside area. The garden is a much smaller one than our current home (we did this on purpose) but of course when you actually see the space it looks smaller than on the plans so another small panic attack on my part!
We are now thinking of putting in vertical garden walls to cover the whole back northern wall and also a vertical garden wall outside the long kitchen window. The total area of garden wall will be about 30m so we need to get it right! It will create a mass of green without taking up too much space which is what we are looking for.
The wall along the rear of the block and next to the pool will have some plants totally in shade (pool pergola) and on either side they will get part shade and part sun so I am going to have to do quite a bit of research to get the right plants.
I did find a great link to help me along the way –
The dianellas would look great as they have that flowing over the pot effect and wouldn’t have lots of tiny little leaves falling into the pool.
We are thinking of planting mainly herbs outside the kitchen window . Would love to have something like this growing outside my kitchen window – imagine the perfume.
I couldn’t resist this bathroom green wall – it won’t be happening in our place but I think it is beautiful.
I do love the vertical wall gardens of succulents and they seem to be pretty hardy but they obviously need lots of sun.
My little attempt at vertical garden
Of course if all else fails I will grow one of my favourites on the walls – jasmine.
Pinterest is proving to be almost as good for me as my meditation and deep breathing lol 🙂