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18 d18 dcindercinder posted:
Hamptons double-storey Melb - back landscaping stage 2

I got a notification that someone posted a new post which I saw, now - it's not there!
Anyway, we got solar panels done in the past week which has somewhat…

4 years4 yearscindercinder posted:
Hamptons double-storey Melb - back landscaping stage 2

No problems at all!

4 years4 yearscindercinder posted:
Hamptons double-storey Melb - back landscaping stage 2

Sorry WoH, over 2 years late! Yes they are ornamental pears, Cleveland as well as Capital.
A bit of an update for the past couple of years:
Front yard:

Unfortunately the Murraya aren't…

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6 years6 yearscindercinder posted:
Advice please - what to plant??

Howdy. I am in no means a landscaper, but we are in the middle of doing our backyard and I did some research on this sort of stuff. Keep in…

6 years6 yearscindercinder posted:
Is this quote reasonable??

That's ok. I get it. You could even put in a small tree like a crepe myrtle. Trees can add a nice depth. Anyway I'll shut-up now - it's your…

6 years6 yearscindercinder posted:
Is this quote reasonable??

Hi Ayaman,
Love the design and I think it's going to come up fantastically. One thing that stands out to me tho is that there is a high charge for plants…

6 years6 yearscindercinder posted:
Hamptons double-storey Melb - back landscaping stage 2

Hi WoH - you don't have to apologise! You have your own stuff going on! Very exciting for you!
Thank you.
Here's some progress of stage 1:


Bit out of order, sorry. So…

6 years6 yearscindercinder posted:
Hamptons double-storey Melb - back landscaping stage 2

Hi again everyone,
We (when I say we, I mean I!) have put together a concept idea for the backyard. I designed it in some software I found online.

Obviously this is…

7 years7 yearscindercinder posted:
Hamptons double-storey Melb - back landscaping stage 2

Thank you both. It's getting there! We had the council plant new nature strip trees yesterday (finally) after moron kids kicked them down on NYE. That was so annoying as…

7 years7 yearscindercinder posted:
Hamptons double-storey Melb - back landscaping stage 2

Many thanks! I'm more of a PC girl but I can see the upload photos option here, I'll try that.



The Nandinas haven't really taken off, I don't think they should…

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7 years7 yearscindercinder posted:
Hamptons double-storey Melb - back landscaping stage 2

Hi WoH,
I really need to upload some pics of the garden 1 year on - but Picasa doesn't exist anymore and Google photos annoys me. I need to use some…

7 years7 yearscindercinder posted:
Hamptons double-storey Melb - back landscaping stage 2

Well someone asked me a question but for some reason the text is greyed out and I can't quote it.
Anyway, not sure which pergola picture you are talking about? I…

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8 years8 yearscindercinder posted:
Our custom home -downslope- New blinds installed

Very nice HA! Love the Nandina, ours are similar.

8 years8 yearscindercinder posted:
Hamptons double-storey Melb - back landscaping stage 2

Yeah this weekend has been nice, the sun makes a real difference. I don't blame you, it's been (and still more to come) a freezing Winter!

8 years8 yearscindercinder posted:
Hamptons double-storey Melb - back landscaping stage 2

Thanks HA! Glad you like it. We're loving it except the weather has been way too cold to be out there too much. At least we've passed the half way…

8 years8 yearscindercinder posted:
Hamptons double-storey Melb - back landscaping stage 2

Thanks WoH!
Yep I'm sure it'll do us just fine. Will look into doing it in Spring.

8 years8 yearscindercinder posted:
Hamptons double-storey Melb - back landscaping stage 2

Just thought I would post a few of the finished landscaping photos, finally had some sun to dry up the rain and got some decent photos.

Plants/trees obviously need a few…

8 years8 yearscindercinder posted:
Hamptons double-storey Melb - back landscaping stage 2

What a shame, they looked so solid too. Wouldn't have expected that.

8 years8 yearscindercinder posted:
Hamptons double-storey Melb - back landscaping stage 2

Thank you!

Hi Drew. I wonder if there would be a similar rot problem with these ones - hope not.
I had thought we'd fill right to the top. Guess that'll need…

8 years8 yearscindercinder posted:
Hamptons double-storey Melb - back landscaping stage 2

Thanks! I'm pleased with it. Looking forward to spring! Keen to see how the ground cover spreads and whether we need to plant anything else.

8 years8 yearscindercinder posted:
Hamptons double-storey Melb - back landscaping stage 2

Stone mulching was added today, here are some photos:


Quite happy with the colours actually. Hard to tell just based on a picture on a website!
So I think we're pretty much…

8 years8 yearscindercinder posted:
PLANTING IN CLAY SOIL

This is all very interesting to me, thanks HA and 6banga - I have incorporated your advice into my mega gardening spreadsheet! Not planning on planting for awhile yet but…

8 years8 yearscindercinder posted:
Landscape Inspiration & Design Concepts

Yeah I know. My plan is to have a SMALL one, haha. It'll be kind of an experiment. Whatever lasts - I'll plant more of!

8 years8 yearscindercinder posted:
Landscape Inspiration & Design Concepts

Some of my favourite backyard inspirations:


Always wanted some silver birches, and an arbour!

And a colourful cottage garden!

8 years8 yearscindercinder posted:
Hamptons double-storey Melb - back landscaping stage 2

Yep. Just need the lotto numbers now!

Thanks WoH. I'm glad I am not the only spreadsheet nutter! ;)
That fountain site is good - but in New…

8 years8 yearscindercinder posted:
Hamptons double-storey Melb - back landscaping stage 2

We have been lucky with the weather. The nature strip turf got laid today so I'll grab a photo later. Everything's a mess again but they're going to clean it…

8 years8 yearscindercinder posted:
Hamptons double-storey Melb - back landscaping stage 2

Something like that Crazy, yeah. I just checked and it's called PE Cell - 'Light activated Weatherproof Light Sensitive Switch'
The barrowing of soil is done, they did 150+ trips…

8 years8 yearscindercinder posted:
Hamptons double-storey Melb - back landscaping stage 2

Totally. And theatre room! And gas log fire!
lol

8 years8 yearscindercinder posted:
Hamptons double-storey Melb - back landscaping stage 2

I hear you. I have vision, just no more $ left! ;)

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