The garden

I promised some pics of the “finished” garden, so here they are.

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The stairs. You can see there’s still a lot of work ahead. We need to terrace the left side and refill part of the right side. The left side will be the veggie garden, the right side left again to wild flowers and insects. We also need to put some slates on top of the wall. The wall at the top is open. It will be filled with ground and planted with herbs and flowers.

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Upper terrace. This is our place for spring and autumn. It gets sun all afternoon, the stones heat up and store the warmth, while it’s sheltered from the wind.

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Lower terrace. The place for barbecues and garden parties. It’s always cooler down there than anywhere else (though there are also always more mosquitoes). We wanted to replace the fence in case 30-50 feral hogs coming into the garden (more like 3-5 wild boars, but they can do a lot of damage), but I was in hospital. The area behind the missing fence is “ours” rented from the city at a pittance), but we haven’t done there much yet. I want to build a greenhouse using the old windows you can see in the pic. One day…


  1. springa73 says

    That looks beautiful -- I’ll bet it will look even better at the height of the flowering season!

  2. voyager says

    I have yard envy. That’s a lot of infrastructure. It’s going to be beautiful once it’s terraced and planted. I hope you keep us updated.

  3. says

    I’ll sure keep you updated. The garden was one thing we fell in love with when we first went to see the house. Yes, we literally bought the first house we ever went to see and never did we a wiser thing.

  4. Ice Swimmer says

    Hillside lots have a lot more character than flat ones. I’m an apartment kind of person, but if my choices were a hillside and a lot on a flat field, the aesthetics of a house on a side of or on top of an hill would be my preference.

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