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SKopittke's Transformed backyard garden

Garden Type: Backyard | Sun: Partial Sun | Soil: Clay | Established: 2011

This garden was called “Shady backyard” until it was transformed in early 2013.

The enormous tree, whose name is unknown to us, continued to drop leaves to the point that clearing the ground was a tedious job. The main canopy was then removed, leaving a bright, new look to this back yard.

Sun-loving and mostly water-saving plants were started to be planted in. A new turf was laid. A path was paved along the back of the house, leading to the corner of the yard where a small area was planned to be a paved seating place, overlooking the whole site.

It has been exciting to see the changes in this backyard in the last year. This garden is continuing its journey to be transformed into a more mature garden.

Located in Brisbane, Australia, SKopittke's Transformed backyard garden is an outdoor garden that currently contains 8 plants.

This is a Backyard garden that is known to be in USDA Hardiness Zone 10. It has mainly Clay soil and receives Partial Sun light.


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  • Paddle plant 'Flap jacks'

    Paddle plant 'Flap jacks' Day 290

    Kalanchoe thyrsiflora

    Established on 03 Jul 14

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  • Snowleaves


    Planting Out on 09 Jan 14 Date approx. A dwarf, evergreen, spreading to ...

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    • Happy
  • Amaryllis - red and white

    Amaryllis - red and white

    Hippeastrum puniceum

    Established on 14 Jan 12

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    • Very Happy
  • Rain Lily (divided)

    Rain Lily (divided)


    Sown on 07 Jan 12 With many bulbs producing smaller bulbs and pot...

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  • Callisia repens

    Callisia repens


    Transplanted on 05 Jan 12 Not much grass would grow here, so let's try th...

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    • Happy
  • Gazania - large (divided)

    Gazania - large (divided)


    Transplanted on 19 Dec 11 After the backyard was brightened up, action wa...

    • 2
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  • Frangipani


    Plumeria rubra

    Sown on 27 Nov 11 There is a small frangipani tree in my front ga...

    • 1
    • 0
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    • Very Happy
  • Unknown foliage tree

    Unknown foliage tree

    Established on 09 Oct 11 From Pa's patio

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    • Neutral


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