Need help on what plants to put in our front of our house.

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We live in Adelaide South Australia and this area gets a lot of sun .
q need help on what plants to put in our front of our house
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  • Twe22090338 Twe22090338 on Dec 13, 2017
    Creeping thyme, for where the lawn was and flowering succulents do the trick where I live.
    Saxifraga, purslane and portulaca are really pretty and edible.
    I tend to stay away from plants with stickers, like cacti unless they are in a low traffic area.

  • Pascale Nguyen Pascale Nguyen on Dec 13, 2017
    Choose plants that are suitable for your area. I always like native plants because they thrive more with less water. Hopefully this will help you select some plants.

  • Patricia De Franco Rini Patricia De Franco Rini on Dec 14, 2017
    I don't know what plants to suggest but have learned through trial and error in my yard in SW Florida..( hot and humid and sunny ) that I need to choose plants that don't drop leaves etc for me to pick up..Have great looking bushes but if it gets too dry or too cold they lose all their leaves and that is a constant mess for me to pick up....Hope this helps.

  • Shoshana Shoshana on Dec 14, 2017
    Petunias are a good one to try! They will brighten that lawn right up!

  • Carmen Filippidis Carmen Filippidis on Dec 14, 2017
    How about Lillipilly bushes ??? you could grow them as a fast growing hedge alongside your garage ...and the fencing ...easy to maintain, they grow quickly and by pruning them often they’ll be thick and bushy in no time at all? And the colour of the foliage is beautiful...dark greens yellows and red ...with little red berries seasonally as well ! Yesteryear these berries were made into jam..
    At the front - I like the Agapanthus ... the tall ones in the majestic white colour... the flowers are spectacular around the end of November through to January ..the festive season. They’re a native from South Africa ..from memory ...so these are used to the heat, during the year their long lush green leaves make a nice hedge too... esp planted close together ..
    I‘m in Perth WA.. the climate similar to SA ..perhaps a little more drier your way.
    Anyhow..were I closer I’d give you some rhizomes I’m propagating this coming autumn...
    All the best
    Mila

  • Loi21243069 Loi21243069 on Dec 14, 2017
    removing the two plastic ones in the front would be a good start.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Dec 15, 2017
    With any landscaping there is no end of ideas. However, the greatest consideration should begin with what you are willing and physically capable of doing, or spending to hire someone else, as far as keeping up with the regular maintenance.
    Even the most expensive plants and high end designs can soon look shabby if not kept watered, cleaned, and neatly trimmed.

  • Hb Hb on Dec 16, 2017
    Without a doubt , I would recommend daylilies. These plants are so very versatile. Heights range from 10 inches to 72 inches. Colors from white to red to purple to yellow to orange and just about everything inbetween. The only colors that are not available are green and blue , but hybridizers are working on that as I write . The deal well with lots of rain and on the other end of the scale can perform decently when there is drought (which I experience ever year where I live) . There are round ones i.e. bagel varieties as they are known by , spider ones , unusual forms. They dont need to be tended to every year. They recommend division around every 4 to 5 years so they are pretty much labour free once you plant them and they are perennials so no financial outlay after the first year. I fell in love with them 10 years ago ( can you tell? LOL !) and now grow approximately 1500 different varieties . Of course you can grow as many or as little as your heart desires. I also hybridize my own . Here are a few pics of daylilies I have created myself ( playing bee )

  • Penny Taylor Penny Taylor on Dec 16, 2017
    Add fresh paint to the front door also, will help brighten that area especially if the color compliments your plantings. Have fun.

  • Peter Peter on Dec 23, 2017
    What I see is a house with quite a distance to the street. Plant things near the street... if it grows large (trees or bushes) plant in Front of the retaining wall... behind the wall may weaken it.
    (If you have overhead wires, plant any trees 15-20 feet away... don't need to get wires into branches or branches into wires... trees need advance planning, 20 years in advance!)
    Keep trees away from the house... looks crowded and over years, will look MORE crowded.
    Your neighbor is blessing you with shade... What if he/she cuts All the trees down? Plan for that, even if it's not likely. (Trees also get diseased.)
    Colors on top of the retaining wall... flowers or ornamentals.
    Can't advise What to select... depends on Water & Heat tolerance... that's Always local!
    That tree IN FRONT of the window needs lower branches removed (Prune it Up). You should have a line-of-sight out!