Within this project, we faced a few challenging obstacles. Three large Lilly pilly trees overshadowed the front garden creating a canopy of deep shade. Successfully two were removed, and one remained in the middle of the front yard.

The challenge was to detract the eye away from the tree and encourage the eyes down to ground level. A sinuous shape using Red cor steel edging, a combination of small deciduous trees: Acer palmatums, Cornus florida, Malus ioensis ‘Plena’ became the focus of the garden. Evergreen shrubs and herbaceous perennials and ground covers complemented the period home.