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Re: Vundaful's House - Well hello front landscape!801
Aug 25, 2010 7:39 pm
Oh V, that looks soooo awesome , hope mine looks as good, still don't know what we're going to do
Re: Vundaful's House - Well hello front landscape!803
Aug 25, 2010 10:31 pm
looks great V. I love the retaining wall. great job promoting good garden practice with the gardeners direct soil stuff.
Re: Vundaful's House - Well hello front landscape!804
Sep 05, 2010 10:26 pm
Looks fantastic, well done so far
"Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark, and professionals built the Titanic."
Re: Vundaful's House - Well hello front landscape!805
Sep 20, 2010 8:23 pm
Few more plantings in
We planted some Syzygium australe (yes... Bush Christmas... but we love it so!) and some matching topiary. The cercis tree has really taken off in the last week or so as the days lengthen and warm. Our grass has started to look a little more like a plant and less like a carpet - and it's finally started seeding in stress (poor thing). More Seasol!
Re: Vundaful's House - Well hello front landscape!806
Sep 23, 2010 1:32 pm
I cant beleive you have grass V.
So exciting, dont you just want to roll around on it! Everything is looking so so good!
THE LIGHT OF MY LIFE IS 495 SQM OF BEACH SAND AND WEEDS!
Re: Vundaful's House - Well hello front landscape!808
Sep 25, 2010 2:50 pm
Hi Peebs! Yep, they had a pair of fellas go around with a tank of bleach and get it all off. No traces of green left - it was on the day of PCI that they were doing it as I recall
Re: Vundaful's House - Well hello front landscape!809
Sep 25, 2010 3:07 pm
Thanks V, was wondering cos it says in my contract that they won't take responsibility for vanadium staining , ah well hopefully they get rid of it!
Re: Vundaful's House - Well hello front landscape!810
May 08, 2011 12:34 pm
Hi everyone! House is coming along nicely, RedInk has been pretty good with follow ups too. Just thought I'd update you all on our front garden, which we have just finished plant-wise. We still have a bit of hardscaping to do (a water fountain + pebble path with pavers) but it looks done, more or less!
Here are the plants that we chose to fill in the garden bed (clockwise from top left). These are in addition to the Bush Christmas hedge/topiary and Chinese Redbud feature tree (which has its own thread, haha):
Dianella ensifolia "Silver Border"
Kangaroo Paw hybrid "Big Red"
Dianella prunina "Utopia"
Eremophila glabra "Kalbarri Carpet"
Patersonia occidentalis "Purple Flag" (native iris)
Phormium tenax "Bronze Baby"
Re: Vundaful's House - Front Garden Update May 2011811
May 08, 2011 1:45 pm
Looks great v!
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Re: Vundaful's House - Front Garden Update May 2011812
May 27, 2011 12:03 am
Looks great!! It looks like a normal street! Oh how I cant wait for my sand to go and look normal!
RHI - BALDIVIS PERTH
2005 Bought/Finished WA Housing Centre Home
2010 Building the Benchmark with REDINK Homes in The Avalon
2013 Building the Michigan with Cont3nt Living In Highbury Estate!
Re: Vundaful's House - Front Garden Update May 2011814
Jul 30, 2013 9:18 pm
Hi Clarkey, this is going back awhile but our site costs were pretty low, not more than $7000. Our developer had levelled the blocks and built up the footing with construction sand and I believe that this played a big part in keeping costs down. I would assume that the new places going in up the road will be similar as the developers leave the blocks easy to access and build on
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