Well it was a busy day again yesterday in the garden……but not in the tunnels. As mentioned in a previous blog….we have a rather large garden which mainly consists of………..ROCKS!!! The reason for this is we built our house at the bottom of a beautiful mountain The only problem with this is there are more rocks than we know what to do with. I remember when we lived in the UK buying rocks for a water feature and it costing £5 for a couple of small ones….maybe I should start a business!
Anyway the site that our home was built on was at the bottom of this beautiful mountainside but it took a lot of rock breaking to make a suitable place to build….but it was worth it. We now have our home on a couple of acres of land which we have made our garden, rockery and vegetable garden (poly tunnel alley!).
We have lived here for a few years now and have concentrated more on the poly tunnels and growing our own veg than making a garden……but there does come a time when you cannot look at the Gorse, weeds and wild grasses any longer!!
So I set to it…..OMG…..I didn’t realise how big a job it was going to be……This stuff has been here forever!! The hardest part was getting rid of the Gorse which has a really good way of getting right in between the rocks and has an amazing root system…..So I’ve done my best and cut away as much of the roots as possible but Id say that there will be some growth over the coming months…..must just keep a check on it and cut away any that comes through…..might leave just a little which I can control with trimming.
I would love this part of the garden to look as natural as possible so I’ve put in loads of heathers which hopefully will look fab in a couple of years. I’ve also added some rockery plants, some of which I have grown from seed and others I have bought as plug plants.
There is still lots to do on the land surrounding our home…..in fact there is a lifetime’s work out there but luckily I love gardening!!