As additions to gardens go or in fact as doing anything goes, I’ve always lived by the do it once and do it very right rule.
This may well be considered a (raised) garden wall, but there a few things of note before taking everything into consideration:
- it is one part of an ongoing project
- done once, done extremely well
- as walls go….. pretty damn sexy
- point 3 in mind; isolated, it does not look out of place
- most importantly, there is a symbiosis between the hand selected planting and the hand built wall
The video below of the (almost complete) bed may give you a better feel for the stone:
If I’m honest, I like the stone. I love the way its rougher texture exterior interlocks and the fact that on this occasion, it was finished with a simple yet effective plaster capping. Very good soil introduced, the logic was that it would look new, but not that new and, again; not out of place.
Whilst I’m have you, this private garden in Miltown, Dublin I made 2 or 3 years ago now, shows a slight different use of the quartz.
There’ll be a phase 2 and most probably a phase 3. Sometimes doing it very well takes time, but I’ll sleep quite happy knowing that this part looks pretty sweet whilst it awaits.