Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Pond life - getting down to the landscaping

The builders have been back on site for a few weeks now - like the poor.....? And they have done a nice terrace around the buildings that front onto the pond. A lot of angst whilst trying to stop them using the rocks from around the pond to build walls and from putting cement in the pond water. But that part is OK now. So time to start the creative part - landscaping the hillside that surrounds the pond. I have placed an order with Peter Beales for lots of tall ramber roses to (I hope) scramble into trees and over walls. I am hoping for a totally 'natural' effect. But first the builders need to construct a series of 'pretend' dry stone walls and terraces to hold up the hillside and stop it being washed down by the storms.

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