This is the canvas blank and extremely sandy! Above and below shall be the tropical room, limestone is around the poolside it is cool under foot in the harsh summer sun, at the top end a Bali hut sits on timber decking with an centrepiece at the rear of the hut which has a small Buddha bringing serenity to those who sit and relax. This is surrounded by lush tropical gardens, palms, birds of paradise, frangipanni trees and perhaps a oriental lantern or two hidden throughout to add an extra exotic touch. A Buddha stands and prays over the pool blessing all who swim there. There will also be palms and hibiscus trees along the fence line to add colour and movement.
Welcome to the native room (below), as you wander along the path to enter the pool you will stroll past a wonderful selection of native bird attracting plants, perhaps you may be even lucky enough to watch one of the local birds bathing in the bird bath. With a selection of the finest gervilliea's, native rosemary, kangaroo paws, bottle brushes, native hibiscus and perhaps a wattle tree too, it will be a bird watchers paradise as well as giving the pool a more secluded feel.
A winding limestone path which will separate the native room from the alfresco / lawn room extending our existing alfresco area slightly we will have an area of lawn surround by smaller native gardens, to hide the fence and to add softness in front of the windows. A lovely area to enjoy that pre-dinner drink or perhaps relax and read a book.
Looking back from the lawn and alfresco area (below), watching the palms swaying in the late afternoon breeze, the final birds are slowly leaving the garden calling to their mates as another day ends.
Me, well I am about to go and have a late afternoon swim, relishing the splendour of our little paradise...........................................................