Today's post is about my friend Josie's garden which is in the heart of Melbourne's northern suburbs.Originally from South Australia Josie and her family moved into their home about 13 years ago when the kids were still little. Its a typical Victorian style, Melbourne weatherboard cottage and over the years Josie and her partner Andrew have landscaped and adapted the garden to suite their family and lifestyle.
|The back garden is a place to relax and enjoy a bbq with friends and family .|
Josie likes to do quite a lot of entertaining so a comfortable and attractive back garden with a place to sit and have a meal and even more importantly cook on the bbq, was essential to them.
In the back ground you can see the huge Monstero deliciosa which was abandoned by an old flat mate of Andrews and years later, after living in a pot for ages, Josie planted it in the garden in this south facing shady area. The position obviously suites it well.
|A kick back from the seventies the Monstero deliciosa has both flowers and fruit!|
|Who says tropical plants don't grow in Melbourne!|
|The peppercorn tree is a feature in the back garden, Josie planted this when they first moved in and it has thrived|
Further down the back of the garden the peppercorn tree provides shade from the hot afternoon sun in the summer and a bit of seclusion if you need it. Its a nice spot to sit on a warm evening and escape!
|A secluded seat after a long day!|
|A small birdbath for thirsty birds|
|Circular paving around the Weeping Cherry|
|The front verandah and entrance way|
So thats my neighbours garden for this week, it is a pretty, low maintenance, cottage style garden, which suites both the climate and the property. I hope you enjoyed it , and please remember feed back is always welcome!