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Lathouris GardenTraditional Landscape, Sydney

Photo Credit; Arthur Lathouris

This is an example of a traditional hillside landscaping in Sydney. —  Houzz
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lindakhughes wrote:May 13, 2013
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    Can't wait to see your new garden, this looks terrific!!
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    The new garden is underway. The main focus of this garden will be food production, although there still is a strong design element combined with experimentation of ornamentals mixed with the vegetables and herbs.....and chickens.
sallybkiwi wrote:Sep 4, 2013
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    Thank you Sally. It was our own until 6 months ago. We are now developing a new garden in Exeter in the Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia. We are building a strawbale house and slowly creating our new garden as we watch, and help, the builders. Looking forward to moving in this July and then really getting on with the garden on our beautiful deep basalt soil.
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    The ornamental vase is stunning
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mlourdes1022 wrote:Dec 22, 2017
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    Beschornaria yuccoides


    A stemless succulent plant with a clumping habit. The long grey-green, sword shaped leaves form a rosette, emerging erect, and spreading as new growth appears. Large flower spikes appear on mature plants during late summer to display a mass of attractive, pink, bell-shaped flowers, which sit above the leaves. Good choice for Tropical or Mediterranean style gardens. Adaptable to many soil types from clay loam to sandy clay loam to sandy loam to silt loam. Prefers highly fertile soils and responds well to fertiliser and water during the growing season. Once established is very hardy and withstands heat, drought, wind and frost conditions.

engk916 wrote:Aug 28, 2016
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    The grassy plants are mondo grass, Ophiopogon japonicus, looking yellow in this photo but they are actually green.

    The grey plant is Santolina.

Laura Creaser wrote:Apr 27, 2015
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    Thank you Laura.

    I really enjoyed developing this garden. This was the garden at our last house. We moved just over a year ago and are developing our new garden in Exeter NSW.

    The conditions are different hear but I believe the garden is growing well.

    I'll be posting photos very soon.

binkibabe wrote:Sep 8, 2014
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    These weeping maples are now 20 years old and have not had much attention in that time.
    Having said that, probably the most important reasons for the success of these plants was what was done before they were planted and the position and climate in which they live. It's a cool climate with few extremely hot days and their position is protected from hot summer winds.
    There is good drainage and the soil is deep with compost having been added at planting time. Mulch was placed around the plant to cover the soil (but not against the trunk). Mondo grass is planted around and under the trees and this provides a cool living mulch, even though there is competition for water and nutrients
    As with all plants, maples are very hardy if planted in a favorable position and environment.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Olander Garden Design added this to 10 Ways to Take Containers Beyond the PatioApr 2, 2015

1. Use a single vessel as a focal point in the landscape. Place a pot among plantings to draw the eye out into the landscape. Here, a light gray container framed by lace leaf Japanese maples in a contrasting dark hue creates an intriguing vignette. Tip: Select a large vessel for extra drama and impact.

Jay Sifford Garden Design added this to 11 Japanese Maples for Breathtaking Color and FormMay 30, 2014

Japanese maples (Acer palmatum cvs) are suited for gardens in USDA zones 5 to 8 (find your zone). They generally grow best in areas with morning sun and afternoon shade; red-leafed varieties can cope with more sun than can the green cultivars. Indeed, the sun intensifies the red pigments, which act as a sort of natural sunscreen. They prefer slightly moist, well-drained to average soil and require regular water (1 inch per week).The mounding red leaf form is the quintessential Japanese maple that immediately comes to mind. Popular cultivars include the older ‘Crimson Queen’ as well as more recent introductions such as ‘Tamukeyama’ and ‘Red Dragon’. These cut-leafed trees, botanically called dissectum, rarely surpass a height of 8 feet and a spread of 12 feet.

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Brenda Gardener added this to Japanese influenceMay 26, 2019

The autumn colours and spring flowers require a chill factor to get the best showing.

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romantic type garden english cottage type/ old italian

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Like a painting. Beautiful mix of color and texture

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The magnolia tree with vase & Maple tree

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