How To Be A Boss At Garden Design

The design of a residential property in Lower Hutt was completed by its owner over a two-year period, some of which was done prior to the build of a new house and then later as the hard landscaping features were developed.

The placement of the house on the property and the position of the lounge and dining room plays a main part in the design as the outdoor living area is an extension of those indoor areas. For example, the BBQ will be best placed near to the outdoor exit doorway to the patio.

First, the driveway off the street is placed so that it is easiest to drive and park vehicles. For our property, we have four parking spaces for two vehicles, a trailer and a cub camper. The next thing to consider is the main path from the street and from the parked vehicles to the main entrance. Our design included a curved path to soften the harsh straight lines from the driveway to the side of the house. Another path parallel to the house came from the parked car area. This left a triangular area with two straight sides and the longer side curving- in which a garden was placed. A Meyer lemon tree was planted as the feature tree – with a height to give some privacy from the front bedroom from the street but not enough to block sunlight or some view.

The following spring two sheds were built. As there is no garage, we needed space for tools and implements, so a garden shed was built first, on the south boundary followed by a larger shed used as a tool shed and family outdoor things like chilli bins and heat lamps.

The deck will be built in three stages. Soon after moving in, a deck was built that joined two entrances, that is, a board walk from the front door to the main deck out from the ranch slider. The next stage we built a deck out the back between the existing main deck and the shed. This will provide a great living area as it will be at a lower level and out of the wind to some extent. The view overlooks the garden and therefore more private than the higher level deck. The third deck will be the board walk down the south side of the house and past the back door.

The lawn was designed to be curved rather than rectangular, encompassed by the garden on the three sides. Looking out from the ranch slider doorway, the apple tree garden is to the left with the compost in the corner. The four espalier pear trees are a metre in from the back fence, placed on a wire and post support system. They are actually placed on the boundary. Two raised beds were positioned in front of the trees and three down the right south-side boundary fence. This comes to the clothesline which is well position on the side fence to get plenty of sun and breeze to dry clothes, while not being too far from the back door.

God Defend New Zealand: Why Aotearoa Is Such A Lovely Place

New Zealand is in the Southern Hemisphere, and consists of three main Islands the North Island, South Island and Stewart Island. The North and South Islands are separated by Cook Strait and the Foveaux Strait is between the South Island and Stewart Island.

The New Zealand population is about 4.8 million people. It is also known as the Maori name of Aotearoa. It has a blue flag with a red, blue and white union flag in the top left corner. It also has four red stars outlined in white. New Zealand’s national anthem is God Defend New Zealand.

Wellington is the Capital City of New Zealand and Auckland is its largest city. Other main centres are Hamilton, Tauranga, Palmerston North, Nelson, Greymouth, Dunedin and Invercargill. English is the official language in New Zealand, along with Maori and sign language. Ethnic groups living in New Zealand include European, Maori, Asian and pacific People.

New Zealand is a welfare country where its people’s taxes pay for services such as education, health, and welfare benefits. Most main centres have hospitals and most towns have primary and secondary schools. The New Zealand education system begins with Early Childhood, Primary and secondary schools and then tertiary education – this includes universities and polytechnics.

New Zealand has a number of public holidays, many of which are based on Christian religion celebrations such as Christmas and Easter. The school year includes four terms with two weeks between each except for the Christmas holidays when much of New Zealand closes between Christmas 24th December and Boxing Day on 26 December to the New Year’s day on 1 January.

This holiday is in the summer when many New Zealanders travel to the sea or rivers to enjoy the water and sun while enjoying the company of family and friends. Barbecue is a common holiday or summer meal where the men cook the meat and women prepare the salad and other side dishes.

New Zealand has a temperate climate where it snows in the South Island during winter and is more tropical in the far north of the North Island. The temperate often ranges from 10 to 20 degrees in much of the country throughout the year. New Zealand has a sea coast and a lot of farm land, that includes agriculture, horticulture, aquaculture and viticulture. Traditionally New Zealand has exported meat and dairy products, but other industries like wine is growing, particularly NZ’s Sauvignon Blanc wine.

The transport is mostly by road, rail, sea and air. The rail and roads travel up the centre of the north islands. New Zealand has volcanoes, mountain ranges and some main rivers. It is known throughout the world for its earthquakes, particularly the Christchurch earthquakes, which destroyed much of Christchurch’s CBD area. In the centre of the north island, Rotorua has many mud pools and geothermal areas that are used to generate power. In the South Island, the rivers and dams produce power through a number of power stations at Hydro Dams, for example in the Central Otago area.

Electric Bikes in New Zealand

Electric bike technology is coming along in leaps and bounds, aided by the massive drop in price and Improvement in range of batteries and also by the miniaturization of electric motors and controllers.

Virtually every bike manufacturer has electric models in their range, and the models vary from simple road bikes to off road bikes and hardcore mountain bikes. The batteries in all cases are lithium ion, as this is very compact and very high energy density.

Electric road bikes are the most popular variety especially for commuters and those wanting to move around a busy city quickly. In one major city in New Zealand electric commuter bikes are being used by companies to replace the company car when wanting staff to travel short distances around the city. The advantage of an electric bike is that they can dodge around all the traffic and keep away from any danger spots and get to the final destination much faster than a vehicle, but without causing the rider to break out into a sweat. This is very attractive for many businesses because an electric bike is a lot cheaper than a vehicle, their staff spend a lot less waste of time sitting in traffic and the staff will enjoy the experience immensely, especially as the bikes can largely keep up with traffic, which is good for safety reasons.

Electric off road bikes are popular with those wanting to tour over New Zealand great bike trails, but not get exhausted or develop a huge sweat while doing it. An electric bike still requires the rider to pedal, but in most models the rider can dial up the amount of assistance they want from the battery, and this can mean that the bike can be ridden 50% to 100% faster then normal. Additionally the rider can also carry a heavy backpack and not get exhausted in the process. They of course need to charge up the battery every night, so this does mean that power is required at the stop overs.

Electric mountain bikes are a relatively new development, but they are so popular that some shops are finding that at least 50% of all the bikes sold are this type of model. The main advantage of an electric mountain bike is that it allows relatively unfit people to climb fairly steep terrain and still be functioning at the top, which means they can get access to the excellent mountain bike trails that that otherwise shut out from. To the purist mountain biker this can appear a bit fraudulent, as they can find obviously overweight an unfit mountain bikers easily passing them on steep hills. This can be an unfair reaction, because the bikers still have to do some work, and why should they be shut out of the fun of climbing hills and getting good views and fun rides downhill.