The Garden Barrows

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  • October 6, 2023
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As you walk down the Garden Path, you will weave between trees and MOUNDS covered with flowers and low plants. The mounds are creative and artistic replacements to standard planting beds or planting pots.

As there is no clean soil on the garden plot, it must be made. And as the garden terrain is too hard for serious excavation, the garden relies on a series of raised planting areas. 

These mounds are built up on core piles of gravel and rubble, and are coated in freshly applied dirt. They function as very effective drainage systems. The plants are place in the fertile soil and they themselves prevent the remaining dirt from washing away.

The mounds are covered with a wide range of plant life including: Succulents such as Haworthia, Leatherpetals, Houseleeks, Dudleya; Irish Moss, Pink and Purple Creeping Thyme, Rock Cress, and many more. During the spring and summer they become the residence of our gnomes and fairies.

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