Thursday, August 14, 2008

Slope stability & beautification

I've got a bit of a throat infection at the moment, so work on the cot/coop project has stopped for now. Hopefully I'll be back onto it soon.

We've spent the past few days doing something the land dictated to us however. We have various slopes on our block of land and this particular patch was beckoning for a meandering footpath. The rocks were free and the established plants were bursting from their pots. Here are a few before photos.

Rocks collected,

Looking down the footpath, filling started.

Side profile of filled footpath.

Rocks in, looking down the footpath again.

Plants added: Bird nest fern and Day lily. Also an old basket of bulbs that like shady positions. I've planted some of the bulbs in the rock wall as well. Hope it works.

Different perspective, looking up the footpath this time.

Side profile and easily becoming my favourite part of the garden! The footpath is only half finished, so we have a bit to go. I love that I got to use my established plants that didn't cost me an arm and a leg to buy. This is the beauty of always having a few favourite plants that you keep in pots. These have already lived in two different houses, only to find their final resting place here. I hope they enjoy their new position in the garden as much as I love seeing them there!

My Day Lily flowered the next day too.

I may have an infected throat, but the joy our garden brings can make me feel so much better.


  1. Looking good Chris, I hope you are feeling better. The lush green plants look wonderful againist the dry landscape.
    Can't wait to see whats next ~ Emily

  2. I know, it's pretty dry out here at times and the plants can make all the difference.

    I'm actually surprised how many plants I had, which I've subsequently planted out. These were mostly little hitch-hikers that have sprung up in my potted plant collection.

    Next plant to go in is our giant ponytail palm that has been with us since we first started going out.

    Dave cleared a space for it yesterday, in between helping me with my coop. It will be a two person job to lift the monster in place though, so next day off we'll be back into it.

    Hopefully by then I'll be 100% again. Bring on the warm weather!


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