An established Crepe Myrtle in this Rodd Point home garden provided the perfect dappled conditions for creating a peaceful garden space. The garden is now made up of a mixture of natives, sensory Mediterranean herbs, and shade-loving plants. Making use of existing on-site pavers, we created a smooth curve separating the lawn from the planted area. Sandstone pebbles and smooth river stones delineate a space in front of the bench seat, which is nestled in behind a Lilly Pilly.
The "Cascade" Lilly Pilly makes for a wonderful landscape feature and native bush tucker. With lush, pink-tipped foliage and refreshing fruits, it's great for creating a kids' space and can be pruned low down to create a natural cubby house. Lilly Pillies feature in many of our backyard, school and child care centre projects. Shown here at Gosford Preschool we created a 'secret garden' within a hedge of Lilly Pillies. This is the first in a series of edible and sensory native