Garden Paths

 Just about visible in the greenery!
Sunny Garden Path

The Moosey Garden is full of wiggling, rambling paths to explore. I've created them quite randomly - often, after a garden has been planted, to add shape to a higgledy-piggledy border design. Most (not all) have sensible destinations, and inviting garden seats en route.

Taj-dog, the first Moosey dog, showed good sense when defining a path. He was nice and direct, with a just few diversions to inspect points of interest. Paths that Taj-dog 'designed' for me are (naturally) called dog-paths.

My favourite surface is a soft bark mulch, and I use firewood logs or river stones for edging. Such a path can be shifted in a few minutes, or removed totally without any fuss.

Some of my paths require much flexible bending to successfully be negotiated. Some need a sign banning wheelbarrows.

Funny how other people's paths are always more exciting than my own. I guess I always know where my paths lead to. One thing is for certain - none of the Moosey paths will ever stay the same for very long.

A Path Around the PondA Path Around the Pond...
'Oooh - it's got a pond!' Words uttered when I first looked at the property which would soon become known as Mooseys Country Garden. Finally, seventeen years later, I can now gush with pride: 'Oooh! It's got a path around the pond!'
Paths Through the ShrubberyPaths Through the Shrubbery...
In photographs my garden paths all tend to look the same. Some are edged with stones, some with logs, but they have the same foliage plants nearby. But take a wander through the Shrubbery and you'll find its paths are just a little bit different...
Dog-PathsDog-Paths...
My favourite paths are those which run right along the edge of the water race, covered with small smooth stones. They are collectively called Dog-Paths. The water sparkles and shines, and so many different types of plantings are enhanced by being near running water...
Paths in the Wattle Woods GardenPaths in the Wattle Woods Garden...
The Wattle Woods are full of exciting garden paths. The main path, covered with soft bark mulch and edged by river stones, wanders right through the middle of this woody garden. It's wide and wheelbarrow friendly, too!
Willow Tree Garden PathsWillow Tree Garden Paths...
Digging of the Willow Tree Garden was completed in the year 2003, and a network of delightful little winding paths has taken shape over the following years. They wriggle happily through the rhododendrons near the water.
House PathHouse Path...
Gardeners (and the household pets) used to have a wet grass trip from the house decking around to the back door. That was before a small path of paving stones was laid along the edge of the lawn.
Down the Garden PathDown the Garden Path...
I've gardened here for fourteen years, and paths have come and gone. Finally the Moosey country garden has a properly organised network of great garden paths, consumer tested by the cats and the dog, down which it's a pleasure to be led!
DIY PathsDIY Paths...
Any female gardener young and silly enough to belong exclusively to the 'Girls Can Do Anything' club - this series of articles is not for you! It contains helpful hints for the manipulation of non-gardening partners (or NGPs) into generally helping in the garden. This article deals with DIY paths.
The Oak Tree PathThe Oak Tree Path...
The Oak Tree Path gives the middle of the large sprawling Hen House Garden shape and a sense of form. It connects the path by the water race to Duck Lawn, passing underneath a scarlet Oak tree. But there have been four different versions in ten years...
Hen House Garden PathsHen House Garden Paths...
The Hen House Garden paths are a network of paths from Rooster Bridge to the hen house and through the gardens to Duck Lawn, the grass area beyond.
Laundry Garden PathLaundry Garden Path...
I use stones for edging all the paths in the garden, but the path that leads from the laundry out to the back lawn has stones laid in concrete. There are even some steps here with stones in their surface...
Middle Garden PathMiddle Garden Path...
The main path through Middle Garden starts at Middle Bridge by the water race and winds gently through the plantings to reach the grass beyond. It forms the main route from the house through to the Hazel Orchard.
Early Days - Pump House PathEarly Days - Pump House Path...
The pump-house sits on the fence-line behind the pond surrounded by gum trees. Until recently that has meant that the ground has been full of gum debris...