“Strictly natives only” said my sister’s gardener. There is no gardener with as much attitude as she. “That is not a native. chuck!” :O is our reaction. “That was an lovely old fern that would of cost hundreds of dollars to buy” said my boyfriend. OK, OK…… despite her attitude it looks like my sister’s patience has paid off. The garden is blooming and looks like a blue mountain oasis. Even the air smells like Blue Mountain but in actual fact you’re only 5km from Sydney CBD. Hope this style of garden inspires you. It’s totally different to my semi-formal garden but is just as lovely.