Well, I wish I had better news – the space , if you have been following my prokect, has been dug out, weed mats bought, a Buddha statue sourced, edging bought, stones sourced …,infact we are ready to go BUT the rain just keep on coming.
We cannot concrete with the ground so wet. The rain in Northern Europe has been unpprecedented in the same way that the extreme heat for North America is. So I will have to be pateient. As soon as its dry then we can start the importand anti -weed work and granite block edging. I will be posting a video of the whole process. Here is a picture of my flooded dug out space, that is admittedly on clay ground:
As I type, the rain is overflowing my guttering!
Here is a picture of my miniature Acer tree and you are getting a glimpse of my Buddha statue sitting on a slight downward slope, at the from of the slope near the Acer will be the Stone basin – all three elements will overlook the Zen garden space.
Whilst the construction work has been halted, I have been working on a new book about Zen gardens and an online magazine that you will be able to download and read via an iPhone or an iPad. It is being put together and with a fair wind will be available from the first week in August.
There will be plenty more information about making a Japanese garden on this website before that so please keep coming back.