I found a goldmine of backyard garden wall photos today! I could very well be mistaken, but I don't think these were ever posted. The last time you saw it was probably like this:
And then a lot more happened...
Decking the roof with 1X6s (notice how much the color of the cob lightened when it dried):
Extending the roof framing over the gates:
Applying stucco over the concrete block. This particular photo was taken a day after I stuccoed - it looks pretty neat and tiger-stripe-like as it dries. Eventually it all dried to be a consistent, boring gray.
Plastering the wall (with clay from Pickard's Mountain - the same plaster in the interior of Margaret's cottage):
Plaster detail around the little arched window:
The quality of light..... ahhhhhhhh....:
This is the view that my nephew will have of the wall, at least for another year.
Although a completely different style than the house, I like how they look juxtaposed next to one another:
The first layer of the green roof was carpet underlay, from a nearby carpet store dumpster:
The next step was to put the impermeable plastic layer over the entire wall, and then wait for a praying mantis to bless the project:
The fascia boards went on after the plastic, to lock it into place:
Then pool liner sample scraps over the plastic. (And a layer of dumpstered carpet on top of this):
And then soil/compost! (which needs to be planted eventually, with sedums).