From the start the garden has suffered many transformations as we get more plants or change our minds about the look we want...with the last additions being a covered patio and a deck about 2 years ago, making our backyard a much nicer and more enjoyable place to be.
I'll start with the AFTER photo....
1 -Part of the renovated back garden
Before (same view)
7 - Some plant growth can be seen
2) - As you can see comparing the photo above and below (7 & 8), the small area where the clothes dryer was underwent another remodel - soil and plants removed and I added pebbles and planted the succulents in vases on top of the pebbles.
|8 - View from the kitchen window - the plants were growing well, side fence covered with reed mat|
3) The plants grew quite well as you can see...On the side you can see a mirror that came from our bathroom renovation. The slightly rusted wheelbarrow was brought home from a verge collection...(I now have two of them). I painted it in a light green colour, added soil and more succulents.
The what was a tiny grape vine when we bought the house, had kept growing over the wires that my husband added to some metal poles that were cemented in.
The back of the house was still very uninviting, but the garden area was looking better. We also planted a passion fruit vine on the left side of the house.
|10 - Passion fruit vine on the side of the house|
3) - During one of the hot Perth summers we decided the pavers were just heating up the garden and the house, so part of the pavers were removed and some grass added.
|11 - some grass was added to the back garden for freshness|
4) - At some stage we bought a cheap gazebo at Big W and set it up by the back fence on top of brick pavers that a friend gave us after he finished building his house.
A banana tree was planted (next to the gazebo), but even though it's now huge we haven't had many bananas... The back fence was planted with a creeper that grew and grew and took over everything....it was later removed!
|12- The gazebo was set up next to back fence|
The garden suite was left here when we bought the house, and we originally used it indoors. It was covered in some hideous beige flowery fabric and I recovered the cushions in a off-white thick fabric. Of course, just with as many things in my house, the colour scheme has changed and I later covered the settees in orange fabric.
|13 - For a while the shade sail was useful to shelter us from the sun when eating outdoors|
|14 -The former clothes drier is now used as a cover over the vegetable garden on the right side of the back garden|
|15 - More vases and plants were added to this area|
|16 - Seen from the back towards the house|
I love succulents and I keep on adding to the collection by reproducing some of my plants.
Hope you enjoyed part 1 of my garden renovation, next installment to follow next week.
Have a lovely rest of the week and enjoy the weekend.
On the weekend I'll be busy helping my husband clean the garage so we can throw some stuff out for the verge collection starting next week ... and then I can start planning what to pack for the holidays, print out the many lists of things to do and see..... we're off in less than 2 weeks!