Also in Australia, at the same time as teaching Japanese pruning, my expertise was asked about the structure of a future, large and very natural garden – about 1 hectare, descending slowly from the house towards the river.
We spent two days laying huge, beautiful granite patinated rocks, with the largest about 4.3 tons, trying to create arrangements as natural as possible, such as those made in Japan, which will be later surrounded by various plants and trees, added to the old eucalyptus already existing on the site, an old paddock welcoming sheep.
Very early in the morning, six large trucks arrived in turn to unload their cargo, while the excavator crossed the river, being too heavy for the bridge over the river.
Here is an arrangement with three rocks ending a group of old pines and placed under a very long branch on a side (very long branch that we have since worked – only one whole day for it !) …
Another arrangement of five this time …
Another arrangement of five placed under large eucalyptus and very quickly adopted by locals, the Kookaburra…
… among many others. With to finish a centerpiece located on one side, in front of the entrance of the house !
I had the great pleasure of working with Chris, a talented man, skillful and really attentive, playing with the shovel of the excavator as if he was handling a small spoon, to the millimeter. It was a very nice cooperation !
For now, we can still see the fence of the old paddock, but there, in the golden light of the setting sun and the fall colors of an Indian summer, are they not just beautiful?
A big THANK YOU to Life and Aly for this fabulous experience !