If you have seen any of the photos of my garden, you will know that I don’t like straight lines – I much prefer curves! I have been looking at the two lawns nearest to the house. This is the right hand lawn from the bedroom window.
I made this more curvaceous last year, and I’m happy with its shape. But now look at the left-hand lawn as it was this morning!
No, no. It wouldn’t do. Too straight. So I decided to create more curves. First I got out a bucket full of kindling sticks and laid them out. I had to keep running up and down the stairs to check if I liked the shapes I had made. It took several goes to get them pleasing.
Then I used the half-moon cutter along the line of kindling. That was the easy bit! The spade was the next hard-work task – skimming off the turf and taking it up to the compost bin – three barrow loads of it.
Lastly I got the fork out and dug it over. I haven’t dug in any compost yet, but I will before I plant anything. Ah, I hear you cry – but what about the far edge by the path? Well, it is the boundary between us and next door’s garden. My husband has had a brainwave – he says we have enough blue lias stone to build a low double wall along there. Then I shall have a lovely time planting it up with trailing plants. I can’t wait!
- 22 Apr, 2008
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