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Passive heating and cooling the house

Passive heating and cooling the house

By our estimations, the house here at Arborlon was built about 20 years ago.We don’t know who built it, but as we’ve lived here now for two years, we’ve noticed how well they designed the aspects of the house to achieve natural heating and cooling. We have no need for heating or air-conditioning!

Creating the Fire Deck North Garden – 24th April 2017

Creating the Fire Deck North Garden – 24th April 2017

The Fire Deck has been finished for a while now, and we are working on the surrounding gardens.

As always these gardens will feature local and non-indigenous native plants and establishing plants that can survive the blistering heat that this area gets in Summer.

Having already completed the Fire Deck South Garden it was time for the North Garden to take shape.

Re-doing the Raspberries – 6th October 2016

Re-doing the Raspberries – 6th October 2016

We have had Native Raspberries(Rubus probus) in pots at the top of the driveway now for almost a year. They have done well, but they do cop a bit of a hiding from the traffic, the sun, the birds etc. So we have decided to move and replace them.

The Raspberries will go to the ‘Raspberry Patch” and they will be replaced with Lomandras.(Lomandra longifolia, Lomandra hystrix, Lomandra confertifolia)