Main content

Charlie Albone

Landscaping Expert

» Ask An Expert

Garden makeover 

Watch the show with admiration we have a massive paved ( red pavers) 72sq meters in total area at the front of our home,(laid by a qualified paver person) looks great but needs something to brighten it up, have tried many plants ( in pots) by no luck, our home faces north and has full sun best parts of the day,any suggestions ?
Keep up the great work, you're a Gem.
Maree 0412-491-780


Answered Monday 6 December 2010

Hey Maree, can you put some pictures up? I should be able to help!

Landscaping Expert

Charlie Albone

Charlie Albone has been designing gardens for 12 years and is an expert on planting and landscaping.

» More Questions & Answers

Crazy paving 

That was a Castlemain stone. ... Read more

Ground cover  

Try Pig face ... Read more


Yes - Please contact ... Read more

Deco Driveway 

No need for weed mate but you may want to consider weed mat!  Actually it wont make any difference, you will have to roll the driveway to compact it and this should prevent weeds emerging - sp... Read more

Hanging garden 

Green walls are not a good option for a low maintenance garden especially in full sun - I would green the wall up with a climber like Boston Ivy or Star jasmine   ... Read more


Its a member of the grass family so it likes lots of water - every couple of days will do it good ... Read more

huge birds of paradise plants 

If they are really big you may need an arborist to remove them and you will need to grind the stumps out to ensure they do not grow back.  Enrich the soil with compost before re planting. ... Read more

Potting daphne 

I'm afraid Daphne is one of the few plants that nobody will touch as it does not like having its roots disturbed in any way.  I would dig out as big a root ball as possible and keep moist.... Read more

Garden design and plant choice 

I would look on the for a local designer and start with layout over plants ... Read more

Front hedge 

I'd go for Murraya as it grows quick and can be kept to almost any height up to 4 meters tall ... Read more


Sign Out

Join the Conversation

Please note, LifeStyle cannot respond to all comments posted in our comments feed. If you have a comment or query you would like LifeStyle to respond to, please use our feedback form.