So i finally have got around to finishing this post series of the rustic brick path that we completed. I have been a bit pre-occupied but I got round to taking some final photo's of the path to post!
Continuing on from the last post (Part 1)....
We started laying the bricks down in the circular pattern that i was inspired with. After finishing the circle design he continued to lay the bricks normally filling up the path. We reached a stage as i mention in my last post where we run out of bricks so it was about half completed. Thankfully we were able to find some more and finish it.
Here is the finished path and herb garden!
We love to sit out here once the sun has gone down and enjoy our dinner in the twilight! It's very refreshing after a hot day!
Or take advantage of the morning cool and enjoy a nice cuppa!
I love the circle design that we chose as it really adds a nice point of interest in this area!
We finished the inside of the circle pattern with brick off cuts creating a "rustic" feel to it!
We also kept some of the bricks in the path face up with the brick factory stamp on it.
The herb pot that we placed at the end of the path was so that there was something to walk to at the end. It was an old terracotta pot that we found laying around in the yard. I wanted it to have the old mossy look to it that it has now (it did not have that to start with). After a bit of research it was found that by brushing plain yogurt onto the pot and leaving it in a dark place for a few weeks, the mouldy, mossy look that we wanted was achieved!
Adding mulch to the herb garden really finished it off and helps keep the plants moist.
Our herbs have really taken off now that the warmer weather has hit. I love all the herbs we have chosen and try to use them regularly in everyday cooking.
We planted: basil, Thai basil, mustard greens, shallots, thyme, oregano, marjoram, chamomile, garlic chives, sage, tarragon, rosemary, parsley, mint, peppermint, pineapple sage, lemon verbena.
Each herb seems to have it's own unique flower such as the Garlic Chives and the Chamomile just to name a few. I love it when they all bloom... nearly feels like a flower garden!
A good place to chill is on the cute rustic wooden bench seat my husband created out of an old tree using a chainsaw (his favourite toy)!
Great place to sit back and relax and enjoy the garden!
Looking back towards the house shows our next big project.... a deck!!
So the renovations continue!