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Charlie Albone

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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!

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Charlie Albone

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

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