Newbie with inherited Japanese garden
I have inherited an area on the South side (I am in the Southern hemisphere in a mountainous area) of the house that has one flat side going along a paving walkway, altogether an oval with rock edges. It has three maples, one large and two small. There are some Australian native ferns, nandina, one red azalea, rocks scattered about and pebbles.
The rest of the backyard with goes uphill has a rockery with rocks. A landscaped area in the corner with two deciduous rounded bushes with red branches and light green leaves and white flowers, lavender. I have inherited 17 osmanthus birkwoodii and decided to make a living wall around the pavers along the house area. Before thinking we could extend the Japanese theme to the remainder of the backyard we planted too gifts of stardard roses into the long thin rockery that I mentioned. It has some California poppies and heartsease that could be removed and some other cottage ground covers. We moved some rectangular cut bluestone from our old house and other rectangular stones plus a millstone. Looking to buy both a tall lantern and small snow viewing lantern. I am assuming we could cut the lavender and rosemary planted later into rounded shapes. There is an area of square railway sleepers at the end of the paving path that I was thinking of putting large pebbles or stones around the millstone to walk over. Maybe inside the walled area, coverting the bbq area to a shelter with seat. The roses could be made into a rose hedge. We have partially terraced the corner garden. How are we going?