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Creative Outdoor Solutions

Maximising Minimal Courtyard Space whilst having a high level of detail and attractive features. Modern design with a hint of the Asiatic. Photos: Tim Turner Photography. Copyright COS Design
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Nat Garnenez wrote:
Plant in lowered planter? - What is the name of the low lying plant in the lower planter?
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Strelitzia reginae - Birds of Paradise
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Quality Silk Plants wrote:
What type of bamboo is this? - It looks like Japanese bamboo but it's hard to tell without seeing the leaves up close.
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pamalamad
Would that bambo survive winter? I want to "hide" my pool from the street. Just to down some deck and realized it hid the pool a bit. Tore down deck because way to much deck built by pervious owner. Wanted space to garden. Saw your idea for the bamboo and loved it.
April 13, 2014 at 9:08am   
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I'm not sure what part of the world you are from but can't see why not, bamboo is originally from China and Japan where they have very cold winters with snow. You just need to pick the right variety.
April 13, 2014 at 4:07pm   
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melaniegross wrote:
Bamboo - I live in North Georgia. Can this bamboo survive here, and is bamboo an evergreen?
   Comment   February 28, 2014
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Thanks for the question, bit hard to answer if this bamboo would survive on the other side of the world but can't see why not as bamboo is originally from Japan & China which get snow. Should be able to handle a Georgian winter. This particular bamboo is called Slender Weaver Bamboo or Bambusa textilis Gracillis and is evergreen, but drops leaf litter all year round. For a definitive answer on the bamboo i suggest getting in contact with www.redcloudbamboo.com.au
March 2, 2014 at 2:29pm     
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mmmmlol wrote:
Fall mantle help needed! - So.... Love the Pottery Barn silvered pumpkins but haven't gotten the mantle right! Help please!!! What's wrong? How to improve? I don't care for silk flowers or silk anything. Thank you!!!
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I'm sorry but this question on this photo makes no sense, think you might be referring to a different photo.
October 8, 2013 at 2:51pm     
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mmmmlol
Oops! Wrong photo! Thanks!
October 8, 2013 at 3:15pm   
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mnievaar wrote:
How do I select the right interior color palette for my new "project" house? - I've purchased a 1928 Mission/ Tudor style home in a great historical neighborhood and will be doing renovations inside - I'm looking for a comprehensive integrated color palette. Thoughts on the best way to go?
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To be honest i'm not exactly sure what that style is as we are based in Australia. I would recommend you search for a colour consultant whose role is purely to help you make colour and paint sample selections. There is always Interior designers or Interior Architects but these would be more costly than a Colour Consultant. Hope this helps.
May 27, 2013 at 9:15pm     
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Gracie V wrote:
Bamboo type - What type of bamboo would one use in these planters? Any root barriers needed? Thanks
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Gracie V
Thanks very much for your prompt response :)
March 31, 2013 at 2:19am     
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Quality Silk Plants
Great I was just asking this same question.
March 6, 2014 at 1:54pm     
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nadishalc wrote:
Where can I find solar powered lighting like the ones illuminating the plants?
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You will never find solar powered lights that illuminate like these as they won't be strong enough. We recommend using LED fittings that are powerful enough but require a fraction on the energy to power them over normal halogen. If you put solar panels on your roof you could run your LED system for 0 bills / 0 emissions.

We buy all our lighting through Gardens At Night - www.gan.com.au
July 1, 2012 at 3:21pm     
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Thanks houzz team..... I love your website !!!!!!!!!
July 4, 2012 at 3:54pm     
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96822 wrote:
Where can I buy the concrete planter in the foreground with the light?
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Its actually a fire with hot coals in it. It can be purchased through http://www.aludean.com/Aludean/Aludean_home.html
May 8, 2012 at 4:16pm   
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rossannarivero wrote:
How big is this patio?
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Sorry, Not quite sure what you mean by the question? The timber landing is only around 1200mm wide. The whole back yard is 5 x 10m. Its a small courtyard design.
April 9, 2012 at 8:04pm   
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mugsie1 wrote:
Floor
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what floor is it??
May 3, 2012 at 8:32pm   
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Its a 500 x 1000mm flamed granite paving, some stone merchants call it raven finish rather than flamed.
August 22, 2012 at 3:22pm     
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demarchi03 wrote:
What are the plants in the elevated planter?
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dageon
I believe those plants are bamboo
July 16, 2012 at 1:30pm   
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It is a clumping bamboo variety called bambusa textilis gracilis and is fine to plant anywhere and does not become invasive like other creeping varieties.
August 22, 2012 at 3:21pm     
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