Strelitzia Kirstenbosch botanical gardens Cape Town (ironically this is the flower emblem for L.A. but it comes from South Africa).

Strelitzia Kirstenbosch botanical gardens CapeTown (ironically this is the flower emblem for L. but it comes from South Africa).

Retaining sleeper walls, steps, new fence, lawn and patio.

Greenscape - Driveways/Patios/Paths, Landscaper based in Surbiton, Surrey.

fynbos gardens in cape town - Google Search

Fynbos is a small belt of natural shrubland or heathland vegetation located on the Western Cape of South Africa. This area is predominantly winter rainfall coastal and mountainous areas with a Mediterranean climate.

Delosperma cooperi, Cooper's Hardy Ice Plant

Delosperma cooperi (Cooper’s Hardy Ice Plant) blooms much of the summer with large magenta-pink flowers. It grows vigorously as a low mat of succulent foliage.

Fiona Brockhoff Design » Coast & country landscape design

Potential sleeper stairs off deck - leading to path and informal sleepers steps. Use similar sleeper on end for side treatment/retaining?

Euphorbia mauritanica, Aeonium ‘Schwarzkopf’, gazanias

A Growing Obsession - what Dustin Gimbel does with gazanias - photo by MB Maher March 22 2013