The project of creating a garden from scratch in the elevated village of Pinos de Valle in the Lecrin Valley, is now well underway. The house is a new build and, inevitably, this has led to the land resembling a building site. Huge piles of dried concrete mix, bricks, large stones and the assorted mess that comes with such territory.
However, thanks to the work of "Mr. Mattock", and myself, the plot now actually looks like a garden. So far numerous Oleander and box hedging has been planted and shortly they will be accompanied by Roses, Rosemary and Bougainvillea.
As ever in summer, work begins at 6am so that the hardest jobs have been done before the midday heat kicks in. The Jasmine, Ivy and other climbers planted weeks ago have well and truly established themselves and are climbing up the high walls that surround the garden. The garden has been designed and planted in a style that is in keeping with the Moorish traditions of green spaces in the Granada province.