Welcome to the Garden of Invasive Species, otherwise known as my backyard...
We've got ivy
and japanese knotweed (deliciously edible tho)
and lots and lots of Vinca Major!
Not to mention, I compiled a thorough list with the help of my landscaping buddy, Ethan Rainwater. Here goes:
Ivy, Vinca Major, English Holly, Japanese Knotweed, English Laurel, Port. Laurel, Himalayan Blackberry, Dandelion, Wood Hyacinth, Sing. Hawthorn, Mazzard Cherry, and Norway Maple. Yikes!
So, I don't feel bad about changing this landscape and taking some of the heavy clay soil out of there for my next cob structure. Score!
Digging out a small retaining wall
Let's curve it to define spaces I'll actually want to use
We use up some leftover urbanite from the cob greenhouse project and have some fun with the lines we can create, nothing like getting nerdy and muddy with a fellow designer...
we find a little shiva statue in the ivy and give it a proper rebirth
soon to plant edible nasturiums and strawberries!