“You’re gonna need a lot of soil to fill that hole”, said my husband after we removed part of the deck and discovered a 400mm drop to the ground. Even he didn’t know just how much! 6 cubic meters later and we’ll need more! But the garden is definitely progressing…
When the soil arrived this morning I have to say I felt a little nervous. The truck delivering it was very large! The mound they tipped onto the driveway was much bigger than expected!
We’re using a granitic sand (also known as Tooborac Toppings), to create a path through the garden which will lead you to a little seating area with a water feature. I’m advised that this sand can be compacted down so it doesn’t just spread all over the garden!
So when another truck turned up with the sand and dumped another huge pile behind the first lot, I was started to feel very nervous! How would they move all this by this afternoon? Will my neighbours start complaining we’re blocking the path? Will they clean up the trail of mud through the courtyard!? Ah the joys of creating a garden!
But the early results are very pleasing… the garden is coming together. It even smells better 🙂 It has some order; the path is defined and the sand and earth look good together. We might even have a garden in time for a planned birthday celebration… let’s see….