My Garden Build – Picture Blog – Days 9 to 11 – We have shapes!
Although the back garden still looks like a building site, at last the design is emerging and we have some shapes!
I have to say I am incredibly pleased with it and have been internet window shopping for a bench for the bottom of the garden and arches that I may include at the sides to create two arbors for climbing plants. I’m also hoping my landscaper can source a mill stone to sink into the patio at the entrance to the main path. Our house used to be a granary, so although it wasn’t an actual mill, this would be a nice nod to its history.
Day 9 and the first of the four beds is completed
Day 9 - First bed layout & stone fully laid
Day 9 - Closeup of an angled basketweave corner - very pleased with how neatly it turned out
Day 9 - my stone planters make a very useful coffee table it seems!
Day 10 - Another bed almost complete - central octagon shape more evident now
Day 10 - Patio level around stone has been raised. Hoping to find a mill stone to set in centre at entrance to main path
Day 11 - View back to house, patio membrane in - more able to imagine it with the gravel in now. Have chosen a small grade Cheshire pink
Day 11 - Exciting moment when I got back from a meeting to see birdbath central feature unpacked from its crate & in place. Absolutely love it!
Day 11 - Closer view of birdbath looking back towards the house. Going to plant a hexagonal chunk of box around it
Result of my internet browsing - my DREAM bench! A 'Moot seat' named after Moot Gardens in the Wiltshire village of Downton as featured in Gertrude Jekyll's 1918 book 'Garden Ornament'. Just one problem, it's over £2,000!