.. or, how to make something lovely out of a pile of rubbish.
In one of my gardens, a range of old outbuildings were knocked down when the house was built, and the soil gradually built up over them.
This means that all along one side of the garden, I can't dig a hole more than about four inches deep without encountering a deep layer of rubble, which I then have to painstakingly excavate by hand.
The rubble goes on the rubble heap, along with all the various bricks that turn up from time to time.
One day, a couple of winters ago, I suggested to my Client that we could recycle this rubbish into a neat decorative circle around the old tree, in order to make it more attractive.
One circle of bricks, infilled with a layer of garden rubble, with the different colours used to create a bit of a pattern.
It looked so good that I continued the idea, making a short path off to the left to the leaf mould pens.
Nice, don't you think?