There is a border in the garden that was born five years ago out of prunings laid on the ground.
This half-circle of sticks crossed and covered a large part of the garden, it was the biggest border of them all.
The edging was done in two parts and the border encompassed two trees and several shrubs.
The plan is to have the back (long straight edge) as a winter-interest garden and the front to be a herbaceous bed.
The whole area was covered in polythene to kill off the grass, as per standard operating procedure.
In time, the border was expanded again with an extension to form the straight edge of the Rectangle formal area of grass (with the Urn).
Over the years, other garden rubbish was piled on, then cleared off, then more piled on, and then cleared off again.
All the other borders were tilled, dug, edged and planted, but this intimidating, large semi-circular border remained under polythene.
Over the years the polythene thinned and weathered, tearing in places, weeds sprang up in the gaps. The border cried out to be made, but the only work that was done, was to give it another layer of polythene to patch up the gaps.
Year after year the semi-circular border remained, no work, no change, no progress.