On the 26th day into the work, things suddenly fell together. The landscapers brought in a LOT of topsoil – for the terraces and as a base for the new lawn. Access to our garden is restricted, so everything had to brought in by the wheelbarrow-load.
Our job was then to start on the planting, nurture the lawn and generally enjoy the garden. I already had some seedlings underway!
It had been a long haul but we absolutely love the result and it was definitely worth the outlay. Huge thanks to Southern Landscapes who worked quietly and thoughtfully throughout and took all the changes of plan in their stride. And to our garden designer Nigel Philips who not only had the vision, but also visited throughout the process to check what was happening, talk with the landscapers and generally hold our hands.
I’ll post more photos soon to show what’s growing in the garden (and what’s going in the niche!)