Remember the sloping garden we made from this earlier blog
this is it with planting in progress.
It was a hard job- after the retaining walls and steps had been constructed, we needed to bring in plenty of fresh compost.
Irrigation pipes were installed and weedguard material laid- all the time we are resembling mountain goats- hopping up and down this very steep slope!
Then the fun bit- planting!! I chose mainly drought tolerant plants- knifhofia, agapanthus, and mixed them up with some architectural grasses and Phormiums, Crocosmia, and a few cactus-style plants- Echeverias, Sedum etc.
The prime spot, where the soil is deepest, was the perfect spot for a lovely Japanese Acer which was a present from Joan and balances out the bamboo at the bottom of the slope nicely!
Finally a layer of gravel
and now.... a year on- amazing how it looks like it's always been there- the plants are filling out brilliantly
and we now have a lovely view from inside the house
one more garden area done and we can start thinking about the next one!