This is a contemporary backyard in Northcote we have been working on recently. The architect More
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Looking forward to being part of the Alternative Technology Association’s next Speed Date a Sustainable Expert at Wyndham Vale this Saturday. We were also part of the recent event in Moonee Valley giving advice on small gardens, incorporating small vegie plots More
Small Spaces will be at the Melbourne International Garden Show (MIFGS), coming up in late March. We will be offering design clinics along with other members of our professional body AILDM. Go to http://designclinic.setmore.com/ to book a time with your designer of choice. Of course if it’s a small garden you need advice on, this is what we specialise in; courtyards, balconies; front or back inner city gardens, (where small spaces live). We cover Melbourne’s inner suburbs from Brunswick, Northcote, to Richmond, Prahran and down by the bay.
2nd stage – well this has inspired a summer makeover of the front garden. Since we started with our whiteboard wish list I’ve cleared out the weeds, discovered self sown tomatoes, a few random potatoes. The tomatoes have been staked, the soil turned over, a new crop of lettuce has gone in. I’m using seedling lettuce as it will deliver a quicker crop for us.
I’ve taken our whiteboard wish list and given it some structure;
Planting now (late Summer) –
BED 1 – Cucumbers, Lettuce & Strawberries
BED 2 – tomatoes have been staked
BED 3 – Capsicum
BED 4 – (on fence line with all the north light) Passionfruit
Come late Autumn through till Winter we’ll compost the soil, plant out red onions for Ben, let the Roquet self seed everywhere and plant some Broad Bean seeds, but not anywhere near the onions.
This started out as a random conversation around the dinner table, but then it got me thinking. I’m always on about how a small veggie garden More