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

A great idea for the west side yard. We created these simple steps using bluestone risers.the Oakleaf hydrangea and Lady Fern add some exuberance to the scene

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Is your garden a bit, umm… mountainous? Sloping gardens are challenging for home owners designers alike. Here are a few ideas for coping with a sloping garden.

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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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You are able to update your front yard design with the addition of shrubs, walkways, gardens to allow it to be colorful.

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