|Facing north, with east on the right|
It wasn't until I outlined the lawn that would remain with Hansel-pebbles, that I had any confidence that I was heading in an okay direction.
By this stage, I had removed the original line of sandstone rocks that indicated the end of grass, beginning of garden, moved eight Gardenia plants to the rear garden, and sawed down a Camellia Japonica.
But it is that line of white pebbles that sealed the design. It leaves a front lawn, just perfect in shape and size: it can accommodate chairs for tippling adults, a cubby-house for rowdy youngsters, still with space for cartwheels, and musical performances. What more could one ask of a front garden? Why on earth leave a front garden for 'show' when all this is possible?
And over there, in the NE corner of the block, is sufficient space for a slew of raised veggie beds, including fruit trees, and a rain-water tank.
Come along with us, as we develop an ordinary suburban block into a green-grocer's delight.
|The perspective comes from the windows of the family room on the second floor|