So extensive was the build and remedial work on our site after the earthquakes, that not a single plant remained. It’s been
hard workgreat to start with a blank canvas but also means we are currently devoid of height in our garden. Here’s what I’ve had to consider in choosing suitable trees for our site.
Continue reading “Garden Vignettes”
When water trickles away instead of reaching the plants; and the pea straw slips down the slope and the cross-wind snaps yet another flower stalk ….
Continue reading “Gardening By Feel”
It’s intended to be an experience not a thoroughfare
Continue reading “Feet Planted in Two Lands”
As a photographer I see value in documenting ‘life’ and appreciate that some projects can take a painfully long time to come together. We have been waiting for this rebuild for 9 years!
Continue reading “Impatient Gardener”
This is not a garden to save me time – it is one to help me savour time.
Gardening is in my genes (I nearly said greens!).
Continue reading “Remote Gardening”
The purchases were carefully placed into every available space of the car so there was no option but to shove our parents in at the last minute.
Our sustainable new build starts this week. My image archive is a sober reminder of just how far we have come over eight years in this complex post earthquake rebuild process.Continue reading “Small Build – Sloped Site”
The establishment of a flourishing garden in an enormous clay pit, with NO ability to sustain plant life, seemed preposterous.