Here We Go
16 May 2011 22:40:48
Roscoea cautleyoides 'Jeffrey Thomas'
Right, that's enough messing. Time to get down to some real work!
I started on the job I've been putting off.
It's to redraw the borders in the old 'rose garden'. It is the area leading from my second and third arch (if that means anything to anyone).
The most important considerations for me are...
1) To create a straight eye-line through the two arches to a point of interest further down the garden. The eye will run down two grassy paths, flanked by tall planting
2) Lots and lots of height in the the borders beside the paths, obscuring other views over the garden
I made a good start although, as always in the beginning, there is not much to show for it.
I removed the plastic membrane on three of the old borders. I transported the bark chip (from on top of the membrane) to somewhere where it is of more use. I marked the first path with string and cut the sod on one side of it. I removed some sod but then got tired so went off to do weeding. But I'll be back!