A city courtyard

Diana gardens within the confines of high walls that surround her inner city property. Space is at a premium and yet a great deal is achieved within the small area. Diana loves flowers in the house and for over thirty years she has gardened with everything from annuals, bulbs and old world' roses. These are still grown around the narrow side and back garden of the house. Having a naturally busy lifestyle and raising four children, less time was spent in the garden than she would have liked. Succulents with their year round beauty and ease of care, proved themselves an ideal element in this garden. A flow of garden interest from one thing to another led her to an appreciation of practical, common sense succulents, which now came to the fore as the right plants for the right spot. It is here in the courtyard, which separates the house from the front gate, where Diana tends her most favoured succulents, the echeverias.

i From the front door the v: is enjoyed.

7 When not in use, a small outdoor coffee table is used to display imaginative plantings.

7 When not in use, a small outdoor coffee table is used to display imaginative plantings.

A large decorative concrete pot, mass planted with Craptopetalum paraguayense and Sedum nussbaum-erianum, (brownish-golden leaves). This pot was planted up four years ago.

Craptopetalum

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