Kelvin GroveTropical Garden, Brisbane

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Georgia Madden added this to How Do I... Fireproof My Outdoor Area in 8 Easy Steps?21 November 2019

Bushfires are a fact of life here in Australia. While it’s not possible to entirely fireproof your home and garden, there are steps you can take to mitigate the fire risk. Here’s how:

Georgia Madden added this to How Do I... Create a Healing Garden?18 September 2019

What are the key elements in a healing garden? Sight: When designing your healing garden, think about how the colours in your flowers and foliage will work together. Look to balance plenty of soft, soothing colours with a few vivid pops of energising brights. Snapdragons are one of my favourite flowers as they come in a variety of bright and gentle colours. Taste: Consider planting citrus trees such as orange, lemon or lime, or vegetables that guests who visit your garden can pick and consume. Touch: When selecting plants, take into account their texture – the more variety in texture, the better. Soft ornamental grasses and ferns are two of my favourites. When choosing stones and paving, opt for smooth pebbles and curved paving over sharp or rigid ones.See more of this garden and read how it was transformed from a featureless backyard to a tropical retreat

Julia Fairley added this to Picture Perfect: 21 Stylish Outdoor Seating Set-Ups31 July 2019

18. Going troppo. Brisbane, QueenslandDesigner: Brannelly OutdoorRead about this garden was transformed from bland and featureless to a tropical retreat

Georgia Madden added this to 8 Little Tweaks To Jazz Up Your Backyard31 July 2019

2. Paint your paling fences“The rule of thumb here is the darker the better,” says Darin Bradbury, director of MINT Pool + Landscape Design. “The first thing we do on all our projects is paint the boundary fences black or off-black, such as Colorbond Monument. Not only does the dark colour give those vertical surfaces around the garden a uniform finish, but it creates the perfect backdrop for all that green foliage.“Apply two coats of good-quality, outdoor-grade paint,” he says. “Using a sprayer will save you a lot of time. Add a little water to the paint to make it easier to spray and avoid windy days – your neighbour won’t appreciate the spray drift.”Bradbury says this job can be done relatively inexpensively. “You can hire a sprayer from Kennards for around $150 a day,” he says. “Buying 10 litres of good-quality, outdoor-grade paint will set you back around $200. Depending on the length of fences you have to paint, this upgrade will generally cost around $600 to $700 for a couple of days’ work. That’s fantastic bang for your buck.”

Georgia Madden added this to Room of the Week: Featureless Backyard to Tropical Retreat20 June 2019

Little touches make this garden design stand out, such as planting Liriope under the bench, so the seat appears to float on a sea of greenBriefThe client wanted me to create a low-maintenance garden with a relaxed, retreat feel. He wanted everyone in the family to be able to spend time out here, relax and recharge. What were the client’s must-haves? A mature treeSeatingA lawn.

Vanessa Walker added this to 101 Beautiful Spaces From Around the World11 June 2019

42. Brisbane, QueenslandSee how a featureless backyard was transformed into this tropical retreat

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ghostgirl4 added this to ghostgirl4's Ideas27 June 2020

Fill creek behind bench and grow Japanese grass over it.

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Gray wall and seating space, love

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