Friday, February 4, 2011

Creating a hideaway..


... for Mum and Dad to escape for a cuppa and a chat. 
It's amazing what some weeding, mowing and a whole lot of rain can do.
Before
After the fence was erected  and the ground cleared of weeds we set to work to lay a small paved pad for a few chairs.
During


After
We decided to move the fenceline a few metres into the reno cottage yard for me to expand our garden and to create a little spot to hide from the kids.
Plants were transplanted (a hibiscus,pentas,blue sapphire,geraniums-pelagoniums,wormwood, crocosmia bulbs-monbretia) and planted (pachy stachys,cats whiskers,erigeron,purple perennial verbena,miniature gardenia, shasta daisy,dianthus,thyme,azalea, summer love and fast-growing perennial salvias.



Add a ridiculious amount of rain throughout Winter, Spring and Summer and you get an almost instant garden.


Front of reno cottage before.
 
Front of reno cottage now looking good.

3 comments:

  1. Wow I love how you created that seating area. It looks so peaceful

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  2. It's a great spot, at the moment there is a canopy of crepe myrtle flowers above.We could spend way too much time here!

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  3. The seating area is fantastic, and the garden transformation is huge. You see all that rain wasn't so bad afterall! Definitely speedy results. I always think the garden forms a big part of first impressions about a house, and as they can take awhile to get established, is a good idea to get onto first with the reno process.

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