This is not a 'before' shot. I'd worked in this area for six months clearing it of periwinkle and various other weeds, though the periwinkle was the most invasive. I still have to keep pulling it out and will probably have to for years. I'd made the stone walls out of the available native stones and so it's not pretty but it's tidy. I'm still waiting for permission to get rid of the tecoma.
One year later. The tecoma has gone and the new plantings are beginning to take over. I have planted forget-me-nots, old fashioned helebores, hyacinths, native violets and English violets, abutilon, clivea, and Easter lillies. These plants reflect those that might have been there in 1850. The ugly dirt path has been covered with native pine chippings.
The Garden Blog
Beaumont House is a South Australian National Trust home built in 1839. I used to walk past the place often and think to myself that someone ought to do something about the garden.