It is remarkable how something as simple as lifting and resetting a brick edge improves the whole look of a garden.  The vegetable garden beds are edged with brick and it has been several years since anything was done.  I have gotten almost halfway through the process of a simple lift/re-set.  And the garden looks ever so much nicer with those clear edges.  Which means I should keep going…..

There is a lot of brick out there…..

Still, it is an important consideration in garden design: wild can be lovely, but it works best when it is balanced by that touch of formality. Or vice versa.  Order and chaos working together in balance (or eternal tension), I seem to recall some interesting classical Greek commentary on that….