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Constructing the New Perennial Garden

Over the past few weeks, we've made a start on the next stage of our landscaping project, with earth works to lay out the beds for our New Perennial garden.

Our landscape designer Myles Baldwin spent an afternoon here at Terragong, marking out the positions of the beds and pathways, discussing the brief with local landscape builders BA Landscaping, who had already moved 56 tonnes of topsoil into place to create the right contours and create drainage. The following week, mild steel edging was shaped and installed to form the paths and flower beds, and the new paths were filled with a gravel mix made of recycled materials including crushed concrete and terracotta roof tiles.

Armed with a shopping list put together with the help of Myles, we headed up to the Southern Highlands and Winter Hill Tree Farm in Canyonleigh mid-week. Last week we took delivery of a truckload of mature tree specimens, including Magnolia, Hawthorn, Silver Birch, Dogwood, and Ginko – the first plantings and the statement pieces in the new garden beds.

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