OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT: Brian and Lynette Rolls have spent 25 years perfecting their own slice of paradise.Photo Adam McCleery/ Central and North Burnett Times
OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT: Brian and Lynette Rolls have spent 25 years perfecting their own slice of paradise.Photo Adam McCleery/ Central and North Burnett Times Adam McCleery

Old metal breathes new life into garden

BRIAN and Lynette Rolls have spent the better part of two decades building a garden they can call their own personal resort.

In those years, Mr Rolls has repurposed and hand crafted a lot of the features in their garden.

"Everything you see around here we have done ourselves," Mr Rolls said.

"There is nothing high maintenance here with plants and we have a lot of palms."

Mr Rolls said the heat and lack of rain is the biggest issue to overcome when maintaining a garden - but it has continued to do well.

"We have gone for an old bush look."

"There are a few plants to help break it up a little bit."

Mrs Rolls said the family get just as much enjoyment out of the garden as her and Mr Rolls do.

Mr Rolls finished the Staggers Bar five years ago and has been making little adjustments for the five years since.

"There are a couple of little trinkets here and there and we built the sheds ourself," Mr Rolls said.

"As we can afford it, we do bits here and there."

Mrs Rolls said the bar and yard afford them a chance to get a slice of holiday life.

"I work full time and Brian has his own business, so we haven't got away in a while," Mrs Rolls said.

"So this is basically our own resort."

A big jacaranda tree towers over the back of the yard and Mr Rolls said despite when it sheds, the tree is a welcome addition to the yard.


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