Remembering that this was what we started out with --- a clean slate....
The front garden is starting to take shape.
We decided to "terrace" our sloping front yard and chose a block called Natural Impressions - grey concrete made to look like stacked stone.
Can you see the clumps of dirt in front of the wall? It's clay - hard as a rock when dry and mushy and slimy when wet. There was no organic matter whatsoever, so soil was brought in and we added bulk chook manure. (Not used to having to buy it, when the girls produced a steady supply.)
In the areas where no extra soil was needed we added dolomite as a clay breaker and some chook manure to improve the soil.
There will be stairs leading to the front door, probably with pavers. We laid them out roughly to see how they'd look.
Still looks a bit like a building site at the moment though
Not quite finished yet, but getting there.
The next step will be planting.
Given my love of tropical plants, what do you think we should choose?