Garden Tour II: front right

November 17, 2009 at 7:17 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

More work has gone into the right side of the front garden. Though in winter most of this side is shaded by the house for the bulk of the day, the higher angle of the sun and longer afternoons mean that the vegetables we’ve trialled here (potatoes, carrot, radish, lettuce, peas, tomato) have been doing very well.

front right of garden, showing part of house, quince tree and tea tree

The tea tree on the front verge will remain, and we will leave the grass to the front of it as a parking spot. The verge behind the tree heading back up the lane can become another space for native plants. Along the front boundary, we are planning a hedge (clipped into cloud shapes) of native mintbush.

The quince tree is remaining, and we’re debating a formal, Moorish influenced planting of native plants in the centre vs a border along the driveway and the path, and more vegetables in middle of the space. One consideration is that the front windows look down onto this space, so defined shapes viewed from above are part of the design considerations.

 

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