‘Planty Fierce ’18’ …. was a fun day

‘Sea-Changer’ mirror deck with Bruce Buddha

‘Planty Fierce ’18’ at the end of last month was a sparkling Autumn day, refreshed by an early shower and internet was high from all visitors, especially this young one having a closer look at the mirror Buddha on the long deck looking down to ‘Sea-Changer’s’ Shade Hut.

Talking to Ross & Chris Bolwell from ‘Bloom’n Greenery’ nursery

Nothing extinguishes interest and plenty of people arrived into brilliant sunshine in the Sun Trap plot where I spoke to many on questions around how to make their home gardens even better !

The unirrigated “L” shaped, west facing, wrap around garden surrounding ‘Sea-Changer’

The 2pm ‘Walk & Talk’ brought forward many interesting questions, like how to make a ‘green-fence’ alternative to fence palings using Solandra longiflora over black pvc coated mesh. Thanks to all PF ’18 Helpers and Peter & Ruth Donnelly’s fabulous Coachwood sales tables loaded with new and interesting ‘must haves..’.  

Seachanger forges on… here in my new garden

Revealing times at Seachanger

… and as you can see, quite a view now of the rotary hoist and bedroom window next door across the northern boundary fence.

On the look out for good flowering screen shrubs to around 3.5m that will remain non-transparent from ground level to conceal the fence again but soooo many I could be using.

 

Tibouchina sp.
Tibouchina sp.

What do you think, the freshness of this Tibouchina sp. an abundance of high summer amethyst Rotheca serrata or Holmskioldia sanguinea lutea the Golden Mexican Hat in cascades of late summer chartreuse… ? DECISIONS !!!!

Rothea serrata (left), Holmskioldia sanguinea lutea
Rothea serrata (left), Holmskioldia sanguinea lutea

Also, I saw this excellent Day Bed Canopy call the Nest designed by Steve Warner of Outhouse Design at Grand Designs…

Steve Warner's "The Nest"
Steve Warner’s “The Nest”

Perfect for the Winter Sun Trap space… should I ? should I !!!