I won the battle with the bourgainvillea! Ok, ok let's have a bit of honesty Crone; I chatted to my neighbour who has a friend with a chainsaw. Et Voila, first layers are in place.
With the help of Tot #3 we built it up too this;
The next step will be lifting up the matting and folding it carefully up the exterior of the bricks and tucking it into the top. This will then be built up with some rocks on the final layer and rocks to hide all of the brickwork. I couldn't for the life of me think of any other way of doing a wicking bed herb spiral. Do you think it will work? I love experimentation :)
Oh and Boo (tot 3) calls it Baby Xavier's Spring Roll!
Now for the pics of my foraging around the burbs rubbish piles
I'm pretty chuffed to say the least. Now I just need to haul out the sewing machine and run up some cushions.