JAMIE DURIE CREATES A BEAUTIFUL FRONT YARD
Jamie Durie helps a young couple create privacy, charm and functionality in their front yard.
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTISTS Ellen and Josh bought their first home in Sutherland, NSW, two years ago on the spur of the moment. They immediately rented it out so they could get ahead with the repayments, but now they’re ready to move in and make it their home – and their first priority is the yard. The couple knows how long gardens can take to establish so they’re keen to get stuck in. Enter The Living Room’s resident garden guru Jamie Durie to help move things along.
Ellen and Josh’s wishlist includes plenty of native plants and trees to attract the local birdlife, a hedge to add privacy and Josh has his heart set on a white picket fence.
Jamie got to work on the fence straightaway and painted it with Taubman’s Endure Crisp White and
Grey Ghost to create a two-tone effect. He then added screening plants to provide extra privacy. Next, Jamie added a Tuff Edge aluminium garden edging system to provide a barrier between the turf and garden beds, then he put in plenty of native plants.
The original layout meant Ellen and Josh had to walk across the grass to the front steps, so Jamie’s solution was to build a Good Times deck system over the existing steps and form a new path.
Bottle Brush Cordyline ‘Rubra’ after More character An updated facade and new two-tone fence adds to the cottage charm of the house.