This a grafted Grevillea and is planted on the lower side of a sandstone wall next to a Doryanthes excelsa and has been encouraged to spill over onto the street side. What I love about this is the statement it makes about the garden inside the wall and also the way the garden still addresses the street even though it is behind a large wall. The gardens I find most exciting are where thought has gone into planning how the garden will interact with those who are passing by, where there are some intriguing plants or the layout draws the visitor in. Too often now front gardens are just about a lawn, a letter box, a driveway and garage, this saddens me greatly. I will endeavour to bring your more examples of gardens with excellent street address and plants that can help create that feature.



2 responses to “Street address”

  1. Deb

    I absolutely love this Kath – the way it features in the garden shown and also the colour – that kind of colour between red and pink. Would love to plant something like this in our garden – any suggestions on where to buy and what areas it would do well in?

    1. Kath Gadd

      Hi Deb,
      This is a low spreading shrub, so looks great as a spill over, growing it on a slope or retaining wall is a good idea. It also needs a fairly good sun in order to get decent flowering, So somewhere where it will get at least 4 to 5 hours of full sun every day would be perfect!

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