North Down Garden
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This is the progress of work done for a client in North Down. A deep valley in the centre of the garden had been filled about 18 months earlier with material cleared from around the house during the building of an extension and the weeds had taken over. There were overgrown shrubs and two large Castlewellan Gold conifers had outstayed their welcome.
This was the view from the east corner before work started. The site sloped steeply at this point with a fall of about 1.2 metres.
The same view as the structural work reached completion. The slope was delt with by constructing steps using a number of boulders already on site, a gravel path sweps down to the grass area.
After a few weeks of fallow the grass was sown. The whole area surrounding the grass has been planted with a wide selection of herbaceous perennials and shrubs, but they will not be at their best until next year at least. This is the same view when the grass had grown enough to be rolled.
From the southern corner before work began.
During work when the mowing strip was being laid out.
After the grass had grown. The trunk of one of the felled conifers was carved into a totem pole, treated with a preservative and erected at the northern corner.
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