Monday, 4 February 2013

The garden battle continues

I am still steadily removing the ivy and weed from the small patch of garden leading up the path.

Things definitely look worse, rather than better, but hopefully this year we will sort it out. It is the only patch of garden unaffected by the issues we are having with slips and earthquake damage, and therefore the only part we feel we can reasonably spend time (and money) on.

On the weekend,  I was beavering away at the area just at the bottom of the steps (there is no real method to my 'gardening' - I just pick a spot and tear away at it), when I uncovered what seems to be an ancient (50 year old), retaining wall, made of piled rocks.

Hopefully it is still strong, as when it's cleared up, it will look a heck of a lot better than the ivy, weeds and whatever that pale-leafed thing is.