A loose hedge of native Portuguese plants was installed around the perimeter of the homestead garden to create a sense of cosy enclosure. Inside the hedge, simple crushed stone paths and a more diverse but still naturalistic plant palette fit well with the wild landscape while providing a little more colour and design sense. Succulent plants and a kitchen garden provide fun and practical features nearer the house, while climbers are already scrambling up the large pergola to create colour and shade through the summer, while a thyme lawn provides a soft, fragrant green spot to lay out a towel for sunbathing. An interesting feature of this garden is the greywater irrigation system which harvests waste water from the house via a junction box which allows the water to be sent directly to the roots of the plants which need it most.
Naturalistic, rustic, Portuguese native, Mediterranean native, succulents, edible/kitchen garden
Ornamental borders, herb/edible garden, bark mulch, crushed stone paths, rock walls, succulents, pergola (not made by Waterwise)
Twice weekly for exotics, none for established Med plantings
Site analysis, landscape design, planting design, hard landscape installation, soft landscape installation
On Going Maintenance:
Occasional weeding and watering