Sunday, January 15, 2012

Landscaping pics - FINALLY!

Well, after a very busy series of months since we moved in I am finally getting around to posting photos from our garden!

Our landscaping was completed - for now - way back in mid-October and has already grown SO much, but for now, here are the pics from the day of completion.

In these pics the deck wasn't 100% finished but was sorted by the end of that weekend.

Front yard first:

Magnolia Little Gem , it has since filled out a lot and has flowered over and over again!


Raised bed to one side of the portico - Standard Ficus with Photinias to form a hedge between our place and next doors driveway. There were tiny in this pic - they are about 4 times the size now.




Eventually I want to add a water feature where that green pot is ;)











Gate/fence panel on the right of garage still to be painted. Those who were around for my Colorbond vs timber post will see we went with timber, which is what I really wanted in the first place! Now I need to fill and sand the nail holes and choose a paint colour, I'm getting really sick of it being so close but so far to being complete!


The driveway needs another coat of sealer and when money permits the front steps and portico will be tiles with granite tiles. Front portico also will be rendered at some stage.





Really need to replace that original letterbox! I have plans however to have a front fence built, with brick piers and timber sections inbetween and the letterbox will be bricked into the fence.










Thankfully that reddish mulch has since settled to a darker colour, I'm not a fan of its original colour ;)

As these posts will be very pic heavy, I'll split the garden tour into two - back yard to follow!





5 comments:

  1. Your house looks great. It will be just beautiful when the plants have grown in a couple of years. The enjoyment it brings will last a lifetime or two.

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  2. What a beautiful home! We really love the Austral Orpheus bricks as well but have read up that they tend to chip and reveal the orange colour underneath if they are not laid carefully. Can you let us know if you have experienced any issues with your bricks?

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    1. Thanks NewHome Builder, we love our home :)

      What you have read is unfortunately correct! We had very very careful and fussy brickies who discarded LOTS of bricks due to chips that they found before they even laid the bricks so I'd say they are quite fragile. I hadn't been warned of the orange colour showing through and truthfully - it does in places, but I've only found it's noticeable if you look closely. From afar I don't notice it at all.

      Good Luck with your build!

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  3. Your house looks great. It will be just beautiful when the plants have grown in a couple of years. The enjoyment it brings will last a lifetime or two.

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