This is one such area - you can see the delineation in the picture below, where the pea straw meets the grass. We reclaimed this patch from lawn by putting the plants directly in the ground, then covering the grass with old newspaper and mulching with the straw. It's been a very effective method and improved the soil - not to mention that every time we dig, there are worms galore - a delight to see!
This old bench is rickety and not very comfortable, but a lovely place to sit with the kids and chat quietly, enjoying the warmth of the sun. Alternatively it makes a great springboard (see below) for those eager to take a leap!
This beautiful gate came to us via my mum and step-father's farm. I overestimated its height and it won't suit the original purpose I had intended. It's been down the back of the garden and I wondering what to use it for instead. Yesterday I had the bright idea of moving it closer to the house - it makes a beautiful garden ornament and hides a small portion of our rather pedestrian Colorbond fence. We then planted a camellia japonica in the foreground which will look fantastic as it grows and matures.
How does your season grow? Are you like me, forever changing and developing your garden? Have you started a garden from scratch - do you have any tips and tricks to share?!