Having already used some of the scoria given to me by a friend, in the creation of the Mothers’ Day Memorial, I set to work to do another area. This time, it was the front edge adjacent to the footpath that needed attention. Because the mulch was being dug up, probably by birds, the scoria (over some cut-up Liquorland bags for weed prevention) has hopefully done the trick.
In amongst the scoria are tiny cuttings from the succulent that resides largely in the front garden, which should spread nicely within this area.
Resourceful recycling and minimal maintenance feature strongly in my garden.
On the second weekend in May, my husband helped create a Mothers’ Day Memorial garden for our dear departed mothers.
Now it is complete with a variety of pebbles. The spaces created by the angle of the bricks were a very narrow triangle (actually an arc). With many of my creative projects I need to go through various ideas before I settle on the final implementation.
One of my ideas had been to plant some mini ground covers in some of the segments, or maybe a cottage garden effect with some alyssum, but in the end I thought that would require a lot more maintenance than simply filling the gaps with pebbles.
A friend was getting rid of some scoria, and since I already had the white and black pebbles, it ended up being one of my favourite things – a recycling project! There were two advantages to cutting up some polystyrene to use as a base for the stones: firstly, it saved filling the gaps completely with pebbles, and secondly it should deter weed growth.
Now the view from my bedroom window is complete.
Way back in 1991 we did our first extension to our house. From the photographic evidence, obviously the next step after extending was suitable drainage.
Meanwhile, our young daughters had lots of fun frolicking in the mud, while I had lots of fun (?) washing their clothes, although that was a small price to pay for the amount of enjoyment they experienced.
While Jackie tentatively splashed around, her little sister Bridget had no such restraints.
Busily indulging in some water play, Bridget was positioned only a few metres away from the current location of the tropical garden adjacent to the patio, featured in my previous post, progress of the palms.