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I'm feeling chipper today!

Going to tend my fishtanks like I've been meaning to and then, if the body's still good, going to do another coat of the big waterpot. Or my tax.

Really windy today, lots of dust blowing about. So I am once again looking at the front of my home and vaguely wondering about windbreaks. I'm at the end of a long concrete driveway, oriented in such a way that I'm facing the worst of the wind directions. I'm in a wind tunnel, basically. And the wind comes from the north, which means from inland Australia. It's going to be a dry summer, which means we might even get those awful duststorms in from...the bush.

Unfortunately that front area isn't on my title so I'm limited in what I can do. Also, for security reasons I'm not convinced that a huge number of shrubby, bushy things would be a good idea right outside my front door. And probably couldn't be made into a windbreak for the front door anyway - there's simply not enough garden space.

And I sincerely doubt I could convince the other owners that we should rip up about 50% of the hideous concrete driveway to create a curved driveway with larger garden.

This one's a doozy. Suggestions are welcome.

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Aug. 20th, 2015 10:56 am (UTC)
Without a photo to look at, I'm at a loss.
So, your house is set further back than the others and down a narrow drive?
I'm having trouble visualizing the situation.
Aug. 20th, 2015 05:00 pm (UTC)
This is a very common arrangement in Australia when you have more than one house/unit/villa (they go by various names) on one block. The driveway passes to the side of the houses in front, and the house at the back often faces the driveway. (When it's a shared driveway, which it mostly is.)

Edited at 2015-08-20 05:00 pm (UTC)
Aug. 20th, 2015 09:07 pm (UTC)
That is something that is not common at all in any place I'm familiar with. I think I understand now so thanks, Judy.
Aug. 24th, 2015 07:18 am (UTC)
I'll try and get some photos next sunny day. It does seem to be something about Australian housing.
Aug. 20th, 2015 04:56 pm (UTC)
Could you put up some kind of wall, or a trellis with vines on it - that would be narrower than shrubs.
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