Ready, set, GROW! Competition
Email photo(s) of your garden or outdoor project, made with local products to
firstname.lastname@example.org, along with a brief description, your full name and your suburb, by the end of each month.
Good luck! We can't wait to see your ideas!
Ready, set, GROW! Winners
Andew & Tammy Bemben
This project involved lots of upcycling and repurposing with items like candle holders and plough disks finding a new lease on life, even the birdcage got a quick facelift, thanks to some spray paint ... and best of all this section of their yard now has some much sought after privacy.
Have a look at this amazing campground. Matt, aged 11, and his family have done a fantastic job of this outdoor project. It's great to see kids having lots of fun outside. Sleepovers must be awesome!
Joint winners! - Bec Cunningham and Tracy & Greg Webb
The judges couldn't decide in February & neither could we, so we had joint winners ... Bec Cunningham's gorgeous succulent and river stone garden and Tracy & Greg Webb's innovative mailbox
Great contrast between the hardness of metal and the softness of plantings. This entry was colourful, balanced and playful!
David's wife Penny dropped a hint about making a chair out of a pallet ... so a pallet, 3.2m of 90x90mm for posts, a board for the arm rests and a series of galvanised nails and screws large and small, a little bit of filing and light sanding down and it was done!
David & Karen McCracken
This garden had great contrasting colours sourced from gravel and summer stone and the minimalism of the geometrical design suited the lines of their house, but was softened nicely by the recycled timber structure.
This entry made great use of a previously unused and windy corner and the addition of the old deep water jetty pylon created so much character. Noelene would like to thank Emma Deere for all her hard work.
Lockyer Community Kindy
It was great to see the effort that has gone into this garden; including custom made seats, recycled pallet fencing, a fun rainwater pump and banana passionfruit vines to give the kids a great sensory experience.
Nat's entry was a makeover on a mission, taking only 1 week to complete! The sleepers were recycled and the rocks and gorgeous bed ends were also locally sourced. Nat said she could never have done it without the help of her awesome sister.
Helen's entry was practical, sustainable and had a playful sense of fun! Old carpet was used to line the vegie beds and the door was recycled from a bathroom and given a coat of paint. Special mention to Eliza Stewart for landscape design and Dave Sugg and his bobcat.
Tony & Eve Kinlay
Tony & Eve's entry was creative and looked gorgeous! Loved the seaside theme and the way the colours, shapes and succulents worked so well together. The instant height provided by the face cuts from Redmond Saw Mill worked really well too. Tony & Eve wished to thank Annie Delhaize for all her efforts.