This has been a transformation of a weedy lawn with a clay base, so we have gradually added 50kg+ gypsum, removed a lot of the clay in some areas, replaced with gypsum and compost, and mulched the entire area – around 25 cubic metres of mulch.
It now has areas for hibiscus and tropical styles, gardenia, roses, alstroemeria and camellia, and fuschia. Lovely star jasmine will cover the low area below a retaining wall, and hide a drain. A rockery was added, and that’s going to look stunning when the plants grow and fill the space. Potted colour in the raised beds was a special requirement – for daily picking of flowers. Lastly, the edge of the main garden area has been planted with mondo grass which will stop the mulch being kicked onto the path by the birds.