Planting the two dark red Camelai japonica 'C. M. Hovey's at the top of the drive to join the mature one and the amelanchias and form a screen between the houses turned out to be a bigger job than originally expected. It seemed to be a good time to do something about a retaining wall and more Coldstream toppings and then we had the bright idea to use some of the spotted gum logs that had been cut down in the back garden earlier this year.
Great idea - and its nice to have grown your own building materials on-site - but they are very heavy. Bringing each block down the hill and then installing in in place was absolutely exhausting!
But look at the way it turned out - very satisfying :)
Chris and Karyn, Abbotsley homeowners since December 2010