Sunday, January 15, 2012

Landscaping - Part Two. The backyard

Here is a photo roundup of the rear yard landscaping.

Mop Top Robinia's









Deck not quite finished in these photos, more recent photos to be posted soon.







Deck has since been stained also.















Looking back at these it felt so finished at the time but now it feels so much more established, after only 3 months!










Eventually those stairs will be capped with the same tiles as the front portico will be tiled with.



Along the rear fence we have Eleocarpus (Blueberry Ash), with Chinese Star Jasmine in front that I will keep clipped into a groundcover. (The right in the above photo). Dircetly infront in the above photo are Gardenias. Along the boundary fence in the rear of the photo are Camelias & Gardenias in front of those






















These Raphis Palms are outside out kitchen feature splashback window, with Murraya to the left and Camelias to the right.



Also on the same side of the house as the kitchen window, we chose to have small pebbles as it is rarely used or walked on.


So, there it is! After lots of mud, sweat and tears we have a garden, we are now a lot poorer but our lives are richer for it. Mr 3 is out there ALL the time and we absolutely love our garden. It finally felt like we were no longer living on a construction site once it was done!

I'll be back soon with updated photos I took today :)

26 comments:

  1. It all looks fab Shayne. Great to see these photos! It's nice to get to the stage where you can sit back and and enjoy it.

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  2. Looks really great, Shayne. You've created a lovely outdoor space for your family.

    M

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  3. Brlliant Shayne and Co.....just wonderful to see lawn and plants. Deck looks awesome; enjoy summer evenings and years of nurturing your garden. It was all worth it.

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  4. Shayne - interested in your outdoor shutters on balcony.
    Information please; material, fitting, made to measure etc....

    Thanks Deb

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  5. Really like what you have done with your backyard. Looks fantastic and good use of space.

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  6. WOW - that looks really great. So much usable lawn too. And that deck...lucky you to be able to fit 2 outdoor rooms in.

    We're all so lucky to have these beautiful houses. Lucky, lucky, lucky (as Kylie would say).

    Take care,
    Reinsey
    xx

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  7. It looks amazing. Love the deck!!

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  8. Lovely landscaping - you've done a fantastic job! I'm renovating at the moment and I can't wait to get stuck into the yard and make it look this gorgeous!

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  9. Hello,
    I just know your blog and saw you are having a very beautiful landscaping. I think your retaining wall look great, can you pass me details of the guy who made retaining wall for you.
    Thank you.
    Kiki

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  10. Hi,

    I love your house, we are building with Orpheus bricks too. Just wondering what colour your grout is?

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  11. Hi Kiki, Our walls were done by Shane at Better View Landscapes - 0412 157 117

    Anon - Our grout is off white :)

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  16. awesome!that's very beautiful but those grass grow fast so you need to monitor that.

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  19. I love the way that you have raised beds and the cinder block look! I hadn't seen that before!

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