18 May 2014

Retaining walls and steps

We have recently discovered the ingenious ways in which local farmers use scrap timber, bamboo and prunings to landscape and shore up their steep land. Stu has been keen to use these ideas on our own land and has created a retaining wall and steps. He has even used some of our rubble as a firm base on which to lay the bricks for the steps.

The retaining wall will support our asparagus patch. After constructing it, he planted ten very strange-looking asparagus roots which will apparently give us spears next year. Now we wait...

The steps will transition us from terrace to terrace. This first lot of steps will take us down from the main garden path to the lower vege patch where Stu will soon plant carrots, lettuce, zucchini and peppers...



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