P1050519For a while I've  wanted to make a garden of rock plants, so last summer I made a start.

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The bed had been a bit neglected for a while and it needed a lot of preparation work. 

I had to use a mattock and spade to loosen the soil, which was like rock. The excavated soil then had to be sieved to remove the stones.

Then a stone and wood structure was added to compartmentalise the bed.

Finally. plants could be planted. At the same time, after similar strenuous preparations, I replanted the rest of the bed. Altogether, it took about a fortnight to complete the job.

This spring, it's doing OK, so far. Another one to tick off my bucket list.