Because I don’t want to be hard at work brush cutting, and weeding, and also don’t want to be walking around in multiple feet of grass, I am putting in the hard work now of building paths and garden beds in parts of the backyard. As well as hopefully reducing some of my tedious workload, we should end up with more beds, an easier terrain to work on and, a nicer looking garden.
The location is against the south side of the northern fence line, making it one of the shadier locations in the garden. A couple of camellias in the tiered beds against the fence should increase privacy a bit, as well as, make an attractive floral display at the right time of year. The raised red gum bed now has raspberry canes in it, insurance against last years poor crops… I really do need to weed the existing bed.
This time of year, with the shorter days, it is only really a few hours on a Saturday and Sunday that I get to hit the garden, with construction being the major focus. Here is the some of the work up to now, I will update regularly as work progresses.