In the meantime, here's a photolog of the only gardening project I've managed to complete in the last year.
|Trusty Sledgehammer = No concrete
|Railway Sleepers, Manure, Sand and Dirt
|Water it and wait
|Bee Refuelling Station
|The teen years
|Not tall at all
|Passing Californians (unfortunately drowned in two straight months of rain)
|Mid-sized, profusely flowering variety
I now have a completely different set of plants in there (foxglove, violas, dianthus and poppies) since the only perenniel was the Californian Poppies and they (like my hardenbergias and a couple of other Australian natives) couldn't take the megajillion litres of water that fell on them over the opening months of the year.