Yesterday I got order in the garden in front of the left hand carparks. It's hard to tell but I pulled out and rearranged all the plants and kept a few aside for planting elsewhere. I was so happy to find a bulbous rock - except I didn't know how round it was until I tried lifting it off the dirt - turns out it was an iceberg rock and I had to dig deep - you can see the dirt line of how deep it went.
I felt it deserved it's own mantel against the fence.
When I came back after taking Father his dinner, I felt like a change of scenery and gratification so I started on the opposite carpark. By the time it got dark, I'd pulled down a truckload of hedge so I left it there because I'd arranged to have Willy work with me today so being a wiry, strong kind of guy, I knew he'd have it loaded in seconds.
In the first two images, you can see how the hedge behind had grown over the ferns and down onto the tarseal. That was the first layer to go. Then I was thrilled to find that the agi's all along the front were only on a one inch mat of dirt so after Willy loaded the truck this morning, I got him to cut squares around them and put them to the side to plant along the front of the building where it was bare. Score!
I'd also uncovered a small ponga fence that was in mostly good shape so with removing the agi's and going back to the ponga's we managed to reclaim about a metre of carpark space in the end.
(I'm just noticing the difference in image quality. The top two were taken with my old Nokia N8 - 41 megapixel camera, and the bottom with my new Samsung Galaxy A8 - 13 megapixel camera)
Earlier in the day, we found an old broken trellis fence woven into the myriad of branches from the hedge to the left of the tree in the last image. In order to get it out, Willy had to cut most of the branches away so tonight when I went back, I had to pull all the branches away because they would have started withering anyway. Fortunately I'd kept a bunch of new shoots of another hedge so I planted them in the gap. Turns out there were already a whole lot of shoots of the same hedge starting anyway so it felt like a confirmation of the right choice ;-)