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mon_wil

Looks lovely but I am looking for professional advice on growing plants under pandanus. Got one too which nicks all the water/humidity & corkscrews it into itself. Leaving me with plants struggling underneath- including the hardy Crucifix Orchid. All advice gratefully soaked up

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brizman

Well, that nicely contained space makes for an effective impact - and that has been delivered. Love the plant selection. Nothing like a small and manageable plush lawn plot to add a touch of luxury. You don't say how old the garden is - but everything looks nice and lush. Two factors: time of year; and the use of mature plants that along with the Pandanus would have pushed up the cost. Not too much tube stock there! Nicely developed frangipani, and its leaves suggest the photo was taken early in summer, before the blossoms appear and then the frangipani rust sets in (I live in the next door suburb.) Unless the form selected is the non-deciduous, stark-white flowered version.

I am a big fan of Zoysia grasses. That lush planting of the clumping variety (Tenuifolia) is quite mature - either an expensive purchase or a very well maintained planting of the usually available small pots. Keep up the fertiliser under that demanding pandanus! The lawn seems to be Zoysia Empire/Platinum (Japonica) - which is a fabulous grass, but again, this example seems very fresh and the performance over winter may be a little less impressive. Mine is currently struggling in August after a windy blast from the west, but in summer it really performs, even with a covering of partial shade.

An intelligently constrained and practical design - but every garden needs at least some maintenance to keep that fresh look. Hope there is some access for the necessities.

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Storewall Australia

Nice garden but those $4k plants are pretty pricey, how hardy are they?

   

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