What is it about human beings that we always expect the worst? There is always a feeling of apprehension when finishing a garden. The apprehension accompanies a few nagging questions... Will the clients like it? Will the design work? Will the plants do what I'm expecting? What if this...what if that...
So it was a huge relief going back months later to a garden to find a happy client, and a garden that has far exceeded my expectations. It was a garden with a few challenges. The biggest challenge being a huge concrete slab that covered at least half of the planting area. The soil depth was at the most about 10cm. It was not at all an ideal place to plant.
I quickly popped in before going on leave and took a few pictures, but will go back in the next few weeks to get some more.
|Lawn Area with flowering Plectranthus on the right|
|The concrete area is on the left (where the gravel path begins)|
|The view back towards the house|
There is a fair bit of pruning and weeding that needs to be done to get everything back into shape after a very warm and wet summer, and the real test of the garden will be how it looks at the end of winter. But judging by the way things are looking now, those nagging doubts are gone.