It will be situated in an area that is undercover, so is safe from the blazing midday sun that will hit Sydney in the next couple of months, but it does get early morning sun for up to an hour, and the afternoon sun for a couple of hours as it dips towards the horizon. As you can see a few months back I planted a garden bed of ferns and bromeliads behind it. It is also near the fish pond giving it a wet and humid environment in summer as the water evaporates.
It's there in the background. Poor photo quality courtesy of my camera phone.
My plan is to head the the nursery this weekend and annoy the staff by taking various plants and arranging them in the walkways till I find a mix I think is appropriate and looks the part.
This will possibly be done with a hangover from Friday nights gathering and a three year old. (No the hangover won't come jointly from the party and the three year old, the three year old will just be another distraction during the plant choosing shenanigans. It didn't sound quite right though, did it?).
So it seemed to me that wealth of experience out there in blog land might be a helpful resource. I would love any suggestions as to what may, (or possibly more importantly may not) be appropriate in this situation. Of course I'll be limited by what is available locally, but suggestions may morph into ideas that can be replicated if not duplicated by local supplies anyway.