Backyard

UNDER THE mango tree

Dan and I moved to the mid-north coast of NSW 14 years ago when we purchased an 810-square-metre block, home to an old fibro cottage and a magnificent mango tree. Over the years we have removed, planted, transplanted and replanted many trees and shrubs to create what is now a densely populated garden.

From the beginning we were blessed with good topsoil that has slowly been delivered to us from Big Brother Mountain, which sits directly behind us to the west. In summer, he protects us from the westerly heat and winds (our block faces east-west).

Over the years I have collected all my neighbours’ grass clippings, which would have been thrown into the bush, and redirected them to our garden as mulch. This, in turn, has built a couple of inches of new topsoil — and one can never have enough organic matter to

Vous lisez un aperçu, inscrivez-vous pour en lire plus.

Centres d'intérêt associés

Plus de Backyard

Backyard1 min de lecture
Backyard and Outdoor Living
Editor April Ossington Deputy Editor Louise Smithers Writers Bree Townsend, Cassandra Elliott, Karen Booth, Carrol Baker, Karsha Green Sub-Editor Michelle Segal Designer Kate Atkinson Advertising Art Director Martha Rubazewicz Advertising Produ
Backyard3 min de lecture
Sea Haven
This coastal property has spectacular ocean views out to the headland and beyond, and paying homage to it was a key design consideration. Matt Leacy, founder and creative director of Landart Landscapes, says the original garden had a more modern flav
Backyard5 min de lecture
Daybed Daydreaming
Few pieces of furniture have the ability to turn an outdoor space from drab to fab quite like a daybed. From supervising the kids in comfort and soaking up your daily dose of vitamin D, to kicking back with a good book or drying off after a splash in