Photos, as requested, Madame!
It's still a work in progress - 30 plants sounds like a lot, but when you have no lawn, that's quite a lot of space to fill up. So I'll be adding some extra plants, but not for a few weeks yet. I'm waiting for the hot weather to pass before I go spending my hard-earned on something that might cark it.
We got two trees included - they're a bit on the small side, but they look healthy enough, so I'm sure they'll grow. We chose a Magnolia Little Gem....
And a Waterhousia Floribunda (weeping Lilly-Pilly)....
I had to have some of these Leucophyta Brownii (a.k.a. Cushion Bush). The grey foliage is so pretty...
And the yellow-striped Libertias that I spotted in the nature strip plantings near the park last winter. Those are a couple of Cordyline Australis behind them.
I chose three Bird of Paradise as feature plants too - LOVE these!
There's a wide pebble strip smack-bang in the centre of the garden that I want to do something with, but I'm still considering. I'm thinking maybe a feature - urn, potted plant, something? I'm not sure whether to stick said feature in the centre of the main section, or place it at the back, against the house.
We also plan to build a screen, with slats made from left-over decking timber, to hide the bins. And I need to plant something in front of that. Maybe another Bird of Paradise?
Finally, the pebble strip along the side boundary needs some plants too - but we're waiting till construction of the house next door is finished. Those tradies aren't fussy where they put their feet. Or their tools. Or their rubbish. OR their leftover mortar, for that matter!
Now I'm off to give the thirsty plants a drink and a dose of Seasol.