The garden renovation is nearly complete. Thanks heaven for small mercies.
The brick retaining wall is finished, the sandstone slabs are set into warm grey grout, new drains were buried below the patio so that we’ll no long have little puddly lakes when it rains, all the pointing is finished on the steps … and now for the fun bits … selecting new plants and fussing over where to put them.
The area to the right of the footpath leading to the brick wall is designated as the Alpine Garden. Lots of succulents, low growing, and then taller shade loving plants positioned along the wooden fence. We’ve also put in some “winter” pansies in the bare spots for a bit of colour while the alpines dig their toes in. And excitement aplenty, we bought lots and lots of bulbs for spring colour in soft and gently waking shades. We’ll plant those out in October when the temperatures prove that autumn is here. Right now it’s far too warm. Today it was 28C.
And here’s a three-photo slide showing the garden before work started in May until today. Most of the photo slides in this post are self-explanatory, but if you have any questions just shout out and we’ll have an ol’ chin wag in the garden with a cup of tea.