It was 2009 when I first conceived this project – to make a relaxing shaded area in my garden for outdoor dining and general family relaxation. Since my garden is positioned on a slope, I decided to save myself a lot of backache by borrowing a mechanical digger to excavate the site.
Fast forward 10 years to 2019. That thorny rosa rugosa is gone (and good riddance!) and in its place you can see Tetrapanax rex, asltroemeria, and sambucas. In addition, I have moved that stone table centre stage, and now we have at last a shady area for relaxed dining al fresco, board games, and general chillin'. Many fun family memories are rooted in this spot!