26/52: the scoria project

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.

scoria, bricks and rocks edge the footpath succulent cutting amongst the scoriaIn 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.



168/366: rock on

As I headed down my leafy suburban street for my daily constitutional, I spied a sign attached to a tree on the nature strip. “Volcanic rocks, free, enquire within.”

You can guess what happened next. Loving rocks and stone in the garden, I was very happy to ask if I could take the lot. That was the end of my walk for today.

Some may just call it a lucky coincidence, as I had been wanting more rocks for the garden. Proponents of The Secret may suggest that I put it out there in the universe, and it was duly answered.

Whatever the case, I returned home for my wheelbarrow, and loaded up five of the rocks.

It was quite heavy-going, so I was pleased that my neighbour Len had offered to bring the rest up in his trailer. My husband helped us unload the trailer, and then accompanied Len to get the second load. I’m glad I didn’t have to attempt all that by myself.

Now more projects are swirling around in my head, contemplating a number of options.