Today is grey and miserable - again. I was planning on getting outside to do some BIG gardening today. You know, heavy stuff. Making a start on digging out what is to be a brand new bed. It is a big and long job because of the amount of stones I have to remove and I know that it will make the garden look much worse before it looks any better because I am cutting it out of the existing lawn. Can I be bothered? I'll let you know.
This is the (sort of) plan. Obviously, this is an appalling picture done with my not so steady hand, so wobbly lines, hopefully won't actually be wobbly. The strange red shape is going to be a beautifull curved flower bed leaving a pathway on the right of it (above in the picture) with stepping stones embedded into the grass. At the right end of the flower bed is going to be a rose arch which you can step through when stepping off the deck. I am in two minds about publishing the picture, because it looks dreadful, but in reality I think that it will work beautifully, especially when it is filled with plants. I don't like gardens to be squares with flower beds around grass, I much prefer a more natural look, organsied chaos let's say. I like to have little paths so that the garden looks different from all angles and some parts are hidden around corners.
The stepping stones will actually lead somewhere by the way, looks mighty odd in the picture I know, but there are more plans afoot. I am looking at the bigger picture of what I want the final look to be, probably take me another few years, but that's half the fun.