|Before Christmas we decided to do 2 things:|
1. build an outdoor seating area in the back corner
2. extend the vegie garden
|We marked out the area with the hose|
|Then sprayed pink stuff on the grass (not|
very visible here)
|The grass-cutter machine we hired didn't work|
as our grass was too healthy, thick and spongy.
This set us back 2 weeks as Meyles had to do it all
by hand. It was hard, hot work during Christmas.
|Then all of a sudden the basic structure took|
shape. A mop-top tree was planted to provide
afternoon shade, as it grows.
|A golden hedge is planted in the loose shape|
of a number 2. This will provide a sense of a
'room' and distinguish the area from the vegie garden.
|Meyles extends the vegie garden and builds|
more garden beds. Pathways are covered with gravel
and root barriers are dug down around beds. Also
reticulation systems are installed for automatic watering.
|The final layer of gravel is spread. The dark|
gray colour looks great against the golden hedge.
|And it's done! We haven't moved the furniture|
back into place in this pic. And a BBQ will be
housed in some sort of cover yet to be built. That
will live to the extreme left of the pic, against the
fence. Not sure about other furniture yet.