SUG­GESTED PLANT­ING PLAN

Your Home and Garden - - Makeover -

1 EX­PAN­SION PLANS

Ex­tend the ex­ist­ing ter­race fur­ther into the gar­den to make a more gen­er­ous space. Pave with large con­crete pavers, choos­ing a colour and fin­ish that works with the ex­ist­ing ter­race.

4

GROW UP

Add a hor­i­zon­tal tim­ber frame to back of raised bed for grow­ing peas, beans and so forth. The bean frame will also give pri­vacy to the ter­race from the neigh­bour­ing two­s­torey house.

2

KITCHEN AID

To make ter­race more room-like, partly en­close it on west­ern end with a sim­ple out­door kitchen us­ing ver­ti­cal bat­tens (same colour as ex­ist­ing screen) and stain­lesssteel bench. In­te­grate the bar­be­cue for a con­tem­po­rary look.

5

GREEN SCREEN

Plant an at­trac­tive tall screen on west­ern bound­ary to hide fence and neigh­bours (keep trimmed to 2-3m). The same plants could be used to re­place pit­tospo­rum hedge on rear bound­ary if de­sired.

3

COR­NERED

Build a raised veg­etable bed on the op­po­site corner to grow herbs, salad greens and other small veg­eta­bles.

6

CURVE BALL

Curve beds around the bound­aries to cre­ate an oval lawn for ball games. This will also coun­ter­bal­ance the rec­tan­gu­lar forms of site and house. Plant beds with more fruit trees, larger veges (pota­toes, rhubarb, ar­ti­choke) and bee-at­tract­ing shrubs and peren­ni­als. Edge with a ro­bust low hedge to de­fine shape and help keep balls out of the beds.

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