The cheap plastic edging around the trees in our front garden has served us well in keeping the St. Augustine out of the flowerbed, but I wanted something more permanent and more visually appealing.
After sprucing up the bed around the pine tree in the back garden, I had in mind to use the same stone in the front.
I started small, just working on one of the trees. We'll do the other tree next weekend and at some point over the winter, we'll work on the foundation bed, which will take a lot more stone than the little project we just finished.
(My mum was "supervising" - see top left of photo!)
As if to show their gratitude the pansies, that just a short while ago were being nibbled by "something," are now covered in beautiful blooms and hopefully will stay like that until March or April, like they did last winter.
Words and photographs by Jayne Wilson, Green and Serene, Jayne's Country Garden.