Wednesday, 16 June 2010
In the rock garden
I built up my rock garden some seventeen years ago. Firstly I cleared the ground from weeds and made "hills" of old bricks and other materials. I covered it all with polythene and old carpets. Finally, I covered it with earth. The stones are to be laid from the bottom to the top in a way to sit them well into the ground. Add some more earth between the stones as you build them up.The best time to do this is autumn because the ground will settle a bit during winter. I did the planting the following spring. I used local stones. The stones were pretty old and covered with moss which gave the rock garden a certain charm. Please do not paint the stones! I saw some people doing that and it looks awful!!