I happened to be in the inner west this afternoon and was very nearby one of my gardens, I thought I would do a drive by and see how a Eucalyptus caesia was going after I re-staked and pruned it 12 months ago. This is what I saw, a very happy Eucalyptus Silver Princess with some very happy Themda ‘Mingo’ creating a lovely blue green carpet underneath.
This front garden bed is only about 2 metres by 3 metres and is on the south side of the house, hence it is quite difficult to photograph.
It was very important to the client that her front garden make a statement in a suburb where Murraya and Buxus hedges rule, a front garden that addresses the street and has textural interest year round.
In the image above you can see Pandorea ‘Lady Di’ growing on a wire trellis to green the posts and frame the front porch, needless to say I am super happy at the way Themeda ‘Mingo’ is spreading out as an under storey, love that plant!
The front bedroom window will soon have screening from the street provided by the Eucalyptus caesia, which forms a soft weeping small canopy and if pruned will remain fairly thick.
This is an un-grafted caesia and so far, so good, it has withstood a very heavy hail storm a couple of years ago and some aggressive staking. You can’t really beat that beautiful peeling bark revealing the snowy powdery trunk. I am quite happy with this postage stamp sized little garden 🙂