We created these simple steps using bluestone risers...the Oakleaf hydrangea and Lady Fern add some exuberance to the scene

We created these simple steps using bluestone risers.the Oakleaf hydrangea and Lady Fern add some exuberance to the scene - Gardening Daily

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Pictured is a tumbling tapestry of natives at Ayrlies in Auckland, including gold drifts of Libertia peregrinans, mounds .

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: At the back of the sloping garden are terraced beds and a seating area overlooking the lawn, with the vege garden behind the steel fence. Planted in the beds are sun-loving lavender and the grey-leaved, native Marlborough rock daisy.

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Terracing allows for easier gardening after the initial cost and effort (but I think the steps are too steep to be comfortable)

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In presenting my list of favourite New Zealand Native Plants I realise I take these natives totally for granted. For example, I don't know the names of my Hebes - and what about the different types of tussocks I use in the borders?

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