We had a lot of fun doing this garden. Took us several years to complete. We dug the pond by hand in clay soil , what a job. Drilled the 10" holes for the pergola with a two man drill 4' deep for each post, took us two days in the clay soil. Never argued once, more like a thousand times , but would do it again in a minute. Thanks for looking . CHUCK
Our current challenge is some of the oldest wild grape vine I've ever seen. We were amazed at how much more sunlight came into the yard once we pulled it all down out of the dead trees. But now we get to deal with the never-ending root system, some so thick we're having to dig a trench along it's path in an attempt to get as much out as possible.
While all who can take turns attacking the grape vine (two household project), the root system of some bush-like trees growing along the "moat" (drainage ditch) occupies the rest of our time as we attempt to dig it all out and replace them with Tiger lily, Black Eyed Susan and Queen Anne's Lace.
And every night for the past two weeks, rain or shine, we get to enjoy our neighbors around the fire (now we're planning on incorporating a more permanent burn structure:-}) over a drink and the combined satisfaction of watching our efforts come together:-} And we're just gettin' started:-} :-}