Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Saturday, August 07, 2010

PROGRESS ON THE SHADE GARDEN

Looking across the primrose garden, to where I am creating a shade garden.

This was last year when I started building some small connecting gardens.

The lovely old willow lends shade to this area. I have removed quite a lot of the English ivy which was covering the ground under the tree, to make room for other shade loving plants.


I have started hauling rocks, and arranging, then rearranging them until I get it to where it pleases my eye.

A little whimsy here and there for added interest.

The broken pot holds the soil around the fern's roots, so it will not be washed down the hill.

Looking back up towards the driveway. I still have a lot of work to do before I can say it is finished.

2 comments:

Laura said...

The hard work is all worth it once you can sit back and see what you labours have created. Good work, it looks like it's coming along nicely!

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