Out the front at Agavi house :)

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Out the front at Agavi house :)

Postby shonkster » Sun Mar 23, 2008 11:02 pm

I have a few photos to submit, not sure they are all supposed to be in separate posts or not but here we go:

A couple of years ago when we bought the house... this was all ivy and grass
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And another before shot when the grass was all up to 1 foot long.
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Re: Out the front

Postby guzzigirl » Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:08 am

what a lot of work you have put in there. certainly makes a difference. (Y)
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Re: Out the front at Agavi house :)

Postby BC » Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:29 am

great transformation. Love the rocks.
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Re: Out the front at Agavi house :)

Postby Abbi » Mon Mar 24, 2008 3:17 pm

Like the combination of colours and shapes, with the rosettes and strappy foliage.

The rocks are lovely. A very striking, neat garden that should look even better with the passage of time. (Y)
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Re: Out the front at Agavi house :)

Postby The Estate » Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:17 am

Looks great, (Y) a lot of hard work there :shock:
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Re: Out the front at Agavi house :)

Postby shonkster » Tue Mar 25, 2008 4:12 pm

I have to admit it wasn't all done on my own I had some help in stages......
A lot of the hard yakka was done by myself and my parents.....poisoning, digging up the soil, grass and ivy.... and planting half of the plants...

I had a landscaper come in and put in some top soil some more plants and the woodchips, basically because I didn't have the time or equipment to move around the dirt etc.... He only spent about 5-6 hours on it doing that stuff..This could have been done by the average jo with a bit more time on their hands.
All the agavis were put in by my mum.... they all came from cuttings from her garden... Hundreds of dollars worth there which was luckily free :) It was her idea to put them amongst the rocks which really turned out well....she's a very keen gardener.... Unfortunately someone else thought so too and came along with a saw and cut one of them off..... Luckily the stump is shooting up again so at least they didn't pull it up from the roots :) Gotta look at the good sides of a bad situation :)
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Re: Out the front at Agavi house :)

Postby Luzy » Thu Mar 27, 2008 1:05 pm

An excellent transformation, shonkster. :D Aren't mums great!
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Re: Out the front at Agavi house :)

Postby abwal » Thu Mar 27, 2008 5:00 pm

You have done well.
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Re: Out the front at Agavi house :)

Postby rosie » Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:59 am

Love the colour combos of plants against the rocks. Very different but very striking.
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