torneyteam

update for 70s villa entry and garden bed

torneyteam
November 8, 2017
Hi Houzz community! I am trying to pretty up my unfortunate porch area and have a few problems. We are in a strata complex so as much as I'd like to, can't do anything to change the bricks or porch tiles or door colour on the villa. So we are stuck with our porch area pretty much as is. Secondly, the little garden bed faces west (in Sydney) so part of it is always covered by the little awning, but the front gets a blast of hot westerly sun in the afternoons which makes growing plants very tricky. Also, no water outlets nearby, so I am pretty bad at regular watering. I had a bunch of succulents in there for a while but they just looked messy, then I had 3 weeping Lilly Pillies which were nice but one died so they all had to go. Would love something a bit tall to hide what's behind it as we can see this area from the living room. Any ideas of what might be hardy and attractive, and any other ideas generally for this area? Thank you very much!

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