Raised bed finally finished

31 Aug

Here is my dad, putting final touches to the raised bed he built in the back of our garden

He had the idea to use sandstone boulders left over from the restoration of our house for constructing the border of a raised bed,  inspired by cloister garden architecture.  He also made sure to include a drainage, preventing the stones from cracking due to moistness and frost (forgott to take a photo of that, but basically just imagine a tube placed diagonal between the stones of the right wall). To the lower right, hidden behind the green forsythia branches, is also my sacrificial stone, on which I burnt incense and placed offerings etc. Now the stone completes the border. On the left side the stones are piled up losely and can become home to lizzards and other lovely creatures. 🙂

It yet has to be decided what to actually plant inside of there – from kitchen herbs to an entire Monkshood bed – I got many ideas. Perhaps I start with Fennel, Lovage, Germander and Santolina…


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