Thursday, October 13, 2011

Taming the problem child

Remember last month I showed this photo of the area directly outside our pool gate. It's been a real problem area. There's lots of problem areas in the garden when you live on a hill - terracing is key!
This is how it's looking now.
Again. Before.


It's still not finished. You'll see the fence has no palings, that's because we're planting a hedge there instead. That still has to go in, and I've also bought a little old wire table and chairs to go on the grass, which we will hopefully pick up this afternoon.
And in other news of progress, remember these eggs in the nest at my Dad's?

They've since hatched and the birds are about to leave the nest any day. I wonder how the bird is that was in the egg we dropped?
I have finally hired house cleaners, they start in two weeks and I don't feel any guilt (sort of). Clean, shiny floors, here we come!


  1. wow - the transformation looks fantastic!
    love the concrete squares in the grass.
    .......and i now have cleaner envy!
    cheryl xox.

  2. Oh wow looks great. We cant grow grass here - I miss Qld gardens! This is exactly what I want at the entry to the studio so saving your photo to my files! Taniax

  3. Gorgeous! I love the checkerboard effect of the pavers, it's very eyecatching.

  4. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the effect you have created. Mimi xx