A NATURAL PATHWAY
To link the entertaining and barbeque area in the pergola to the house, Jamie created a path framed with a variety of fruit trees and interspersed with smaller plants, with the aim of creating a natural vista. But as nature is rarely perfectly symmetrical, he designed the steps to be different lengths. “I’ve tried to blend the architecture of the pathway into the landscape and make sure it’s completely functional,” Jamie says. The steps are made from Custom Concrete Colony Stone Pavers in Bluemetal from Bunnings, simply laid in lines on levelled ground. Jamie spaced the steps 700mm apart – just the right length for most people to easily step from one to the next. Before planting around the pathway, he positioned the pots in place to get not only a good idea of its final appearance, but also to correct the spacing between each plant.
These plants will grow to soften the lines of the pathway and create a garden in otherwise wasted space. Fragrant and drought-tolerant olive trees line the pathway.