Research and think carefully about the style of garden you’d like to create. You can also take a look around your neighbourhood to see what types of plants thrive in your soil/climate.
Here are some suggestions to create different garden looks.
Tropical - Use nice big leaf plants like ‘Bird of Paradise’ and big glossy dark green leaf plants, like ‘Clivia’. Add some ‘Bamboo’ in pots, for a true jungle look, on a dark Merbau deck. This will create a really lush tropical feel in your garden.
Native - You can have a beautiful, low maintenance garden by using hardy Australian natives. Use a flowing plant like ‘Lomandra Crackerjack’ which has great texture and stays a bright green colour. Pair with a ‘Westringia’ for some graceful movement and then add a pop of yellow with ‘Banksia Birthday Candles’.
Classic elegance - Use Salvias, a hardy flowering plant that thrives on neglect. Add some Lavender for a beautiful fragrance and to help our bee friends. Add depth and warmth with ‘Fountain Grass’ and for more a more structured shape you can use ‘English Box Hedge’.