I have placed large pebbles in the lawn to show the pathway. This should stop visitors walking on the moss. With the uneven stones I am hoping it will slow people down and make them conscious of what is around them.
Yesterday, whilst visiting Rye, I noticed two pieces of driftwood for sale at a garden shop. I had already bought ferns, so decided to plant up. Six Japanese shield ferns were planted around the wood. New growth in Spring emerges red, turning green in the Summer months. I also dotted the fern in the borders that edge this area, so hopefully it will all tie together as they establish.
The small tree on the right hand side of the image is Cryptomeria japonica sekkan-sugi. The beautiful soft foliage is creamy yellow in Spring, green in Summer and bronze/purple in the cold Winter months. As it grows it can be clipped, so perfect for my needs. I have also placed some rocks, which you can see in the left hand side of the picture.
Now I play the waiting game. I must learn not to fuss over this space and let the moss and lichen grow, let nature take its course. I will show you this part of the garden as it progresses.
Have you any garden projects set for this year??