On one side we have a rectangle of buffalo lawn surrounded by a narrow bed of Japanese box.
And, on the other, several soldier’s courses of sandstone blocks supporting new, small terraces around the base of a mature (retained) eucalypt, planted with teeny weeny specimens of one species of fern, each helplessly marooned in a sea of tan bark.
Just in case I’m accused of exaggerating the awfulness, I will admit that the builder has used 50% more plant variety than shown in these photos – there are 3 small sasanqua camellias against the side fence. However given the stacked materials and debris and then the mini concrete mixer that sat under this tree during landscaping works, and the excavation around its root zone for the terraces, I suspect it won’t last too long, so then that will be minus one species.
So what do you think? Does it win the award for WORST FRONT LANDSCAPING EVER?
Postscript – this house was up for auction last week. Despite record clearance rates in Sydney’s northside, it did not sell.