Suzanne's secret garden

deer love the garden
deer love the garden

In October 2002, we made a garden for Suzanne in two days...thus achieving the time schedule of the Ground Force team whose telly show we so enjoy. We used one of our favourite methods of quick garden creation: We piled a thick layer of newspaper on the grass, and covered it with soil. For the path, we used gravel on top of landscape fabric. For the edge, driftwood. Voila...an almost instant garden ready to be filled with Suzanne's favourite plants...those which will withstand the 80-mile-an-hour winds which sweep across this hilltop garden.

Although the garden was done in two days, the necessary deer fence, created of driftwood, was added the following winter.

a deer here
a deer here

a deer there
a deer there

newspapers are layered on the lawn
newspapers are layered
on the lawn

good topsoil is added at least 18 inches deep
good topsoil is added
at least 18 inches deep

the path is laid out with landscape fabric
the path is laid out with
landscape fabric

the fabric is covered with well-tamped gravel
the fabric is covered with
well-tamped gravel

view from the north end, before
view from the north end, before

view from the north end, after
view from the north end, after

view from the south end, before
view from the south end, before

view from the south end, after
view from the south end, after

driftwood deer fence
driftwood deer fence

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