Creative Outdoor SolutionsContemporary Garden, Melbourne

Landscape Design: COS Design. Photos: Tim Turner Photography. Copyright COS Design

This is an example of a contemporary garden in Melbourne. —  Houzz
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Carol Bucknell Garden Design added this to Outdoor Plant Profile: Cycads6 June 2017

When to plantWarmer soil is best, so avoid planting in winter unless you live in a hot area, or are planting your cycad into a container. Spring is the ideal time.Where is it best positioned? Most cycads, particularly Australian species, prefer a warm sunny position with protection from winds and frosts. Sago palm is the most cold-tolerant cycad. In very hot climates some sun protection may be necessary, particularly for shade-loving Asian cycads. Soil should be free-draining. If your soil is heavy clay, plant your cycad in a large pot with a free-draining succulent mix.See more sunny gardens

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Carol Bucknell Garden Design added this to Top 10 Plants for Minimalist Gardens31 July 2016

4. CycadsThis ancient group of plants is prized for its architectural form, often used as a focal point in contemporary minimalist gardens like this one in Melbourne, Victoria. Very slow growing, most cycads do eventually form a trunk like the popular sago palm (Cycas revoluta) pictured, which can ultimately reach 3-4 metres in height.Tip: Cycads generally need warm temperatures and good drainage, which is why they thrive in pots and raised beds. Use pebbles as a mulch to help keep soil warmer.

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Rebecca Gross added this to Turn Your Garden Into a Gallery With Outdoor Sculpture5 June 2016

Other Factors to Be Aware Of“Unfortunately theft is another consideration, so you will need to make sure the sculpture is secure,” Taylor says. “Also, if the sculpture is within a pond, then you will need to make sure the fixing mechanisms are 100 per cent waterproof.”TELL USDo you have sculpture in your garden? If not, which of these sculptures would you like to grace your outdoor space? Share your thoughts in the Comments section.MOREBrowse a gallery of garden sculptures

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Carol Bucknell Garden Design added this to 12 Best Plants for Small Urban Gardens14 March 2016

5. CycadsAll gardens need focal points, no matter what their size, and architectural plants such as cycads perform this task brilliantly.Highlight their sculptural form and graceful fronds by planting in beautiful pots or against a wall with subtle uplighting for extra wow factor. One of the most common cycads is sago palm (Cycas revoluta) but there are plenty of other interesting plants in this ancient group to choose from.

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Kerryn Ramsey added this to The Seduction of Outdoor Sculptures, Screens and Installations12 September 2014

Circle design. A side path is often treated as an afterthought in a renovation, but this zone proves it shouldn’t be dismissed. The circular steel screen mimics a bubbling pool and works as a decorative back rest. To complete the look, further intricate screens on both sides were added, concealing the dated lattice fence behind.

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jenny_smile79 added this to Идеи пользователя jenny_smile7925 August 2020

В ограждениях орнамент может быть кованым, в виде лазерной резки по металлическим или фанерным листам, гравировки, травления, мозаики или росписи.

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Dfly added this to dfly's ideas1 April 2020

Bench with decorative screen - for lower deck.

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suncarter added this to Courtyard and front25 February 2020

Sculpture of some kind to break up long wall