Paving the way in our Japanese Garden

After simplifying one of the back garden beds (that post will be coming along soon) we decided to evaluate the Japanese Garden as well. After some critical thinking, and looking through a number of Japanese garden books I’ve been collecting, we decided to make some adjustments.

Here’s a peek at what’s been happening in the Japanese Garden:
Plants were removed, pruned, cut, re-planted, moved to different locations and only a few thrown out.

Playing with the pavers
Playing with the pavers

Moving the chunky white rocks out
Moving the chunky white rocks out

The white chunks are removed
The white chunks are removed

A solo bloom on the azalea
A solo bloom on the azalea

Another shot of the dark feature pebbles
Another shot of the dark feature pebbles

Mr Iced Vovo shovelling in the new white gravel
Mr Iced Vovo shovelling in the new white gravel

Scraping the chunky rocks into piles to be removed
Scraping the chunky rocks into piles to be removed

The brown pebbles also piled up for re-use
The brown pebbles also piled up for re-use

Moss and plants have been trimmed and pruned and the dark pebbles repositioned into paths
Moss and plants have been trimmed and pruned and the dark pebbles repositioned into paths

All the dark pebbles re-laid to form feature pathways
All the dark pebbles re-laid to form feature pathways

View from the other end
View from the other end


And after the gravel was transported, wheelbarrowed and raked:
The new gravel down
The new gravel down

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Tiny yellow flowers coming out on this ground cover plant Tiny yellow flowers coming out on this ground cover plant

We’re just waiting for the Azaleas, the Weeping Cherry and our latest addition, the Liliiflora ‘Nigra’ Magnolia, (The picture of a stick at the minute) to bloom. Not sure we will get any flowers this year from the Magnolia as it has just gone in but I can’t wait to see it come out in its deep purple colour.

We even relocated some of the pavers we removed to another area of the garden so overall there has been virtually little wastage.

Don’t forget to have a look at some old posts such as Japanese Garden – two years on or Japanese Garden to see the difference.

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