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The border at the side of the path is ok, if you like triffids! the rest is literally a dumping ground, but i have plans!
Beaus Mum

I'm quite partial to a triffid 

Beaus Mum

What are your plans? 

Victoria Sponge

Can I just interrupt and say brill pic of garden maidens echinops So many bees!

The other side of the path is a square of gravel with a scruffy hedge and a pear tree, i would like to put a decent size border in there with lots of roses, i cant settle on a colour, im very faddy and dont want to go off it afyer 12 months!

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Beaus Mum

You're notinterrupting Victoria sponge  Garden maidens plants all look perfect for the bees  I really admire the gardeners who have suchbeautiful front gardens as well as back, they must be such hard workers. I just don't have that energy! Wish I did 

Bekkie that sounds lovely but big plan! Don't think you will ever go off roses, no one could  Couldnt you have mix of colours? Or prefer one?

 

 

Victoria Sponge

You could plant it up for all seasons in different colours?

Spring bulbs, roses and then something after? Or put annuals between the roses to change the colour scheme?

NGLittleSeedlings

Hope you don't mind me sharing but here's some photo'f of my front garden


I have a border of Dahlia's & Anitirrhinums along with a Rose at the end.


 

 


 

Victoria Sponge

That's so pretty NGCARDS - wish my front looked like that

Beaus Mum

Oh ngcards they are lovely pics and love the deep rich colours

With the bunnys did you grow from seed yourself? I ask because I brought couple of trays of white ones and nothing like yours size wise and the ones I put in the ground the snails or slugs ate over night! Ones in pots ok but nothing great 

See, thats the perfect example, one colour or a scheme based on one colour is very striking- lovely pics NGCARDS!
I had a pink fad a few years back, but have gone off it, feel really guilty every time i look at rose brother cadfael, because i really dont like it! Im hoping if i leave it there long enough, i will have another pink fad!
Gardenmaiden

I got the white echinops from a garden centre in Uxbridge Middx, the only place I've seen the white form and not seen since. The front garden was just grass when we moved in and now its a mixture of colourful shrubs at different times of the year, spring bulbs and violets and grasses.

Beaus Mum

What if you use your brother cadfael as your starting point and then fade up or fade down through colours tones thus moving to your current fave colour as grand finale 

Beaus Mum

I'm from uxbridge but moved to chesham 7 years ago, are we talking Smiths as that is great GC   You really have done wonders 

NGLittleSeedlings

Thanks everyone It was an unintentional red fad but I rather like it lol 

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Yviestevie

Morning Folks, some lovely photos, Im also a fan of fleabane, my front garden is East facing so get a lot of morning sun, its also raised so is quite free draining, I have quite a few alpines in there.  Here are a couple of photos, its looking a bit dry at the moment with all the hot weather.

 


 


 

Victoria Sponge

Wow! You have a lovely house Yviestevie Love the heucheras in the gravel.

Yviestevie

Thanks Victoria, I only planted them this year.  Underneath the gravel there is an old path and I kept twisting my ankle walking on the edge without realising.  I've edged the old path with Huchera and geraniums in the hope that it will keep on the straight and narrow.  Ive just cut back the lavender on the left it came early and went over quite quickly this year and I have ordered pheasant eye, and snowflake to give it some added interest in the spring.  The real star of the front garden is campanula the ground covering variety (sorry dont know the name) is spills down the front steps (just out shot) and grows through the front wall.  Ill take some photos next year when its in flower, although it sometimes makes a reappearance later in the year.

Victoria Sponge

I like your cone shaped tree as well. I've got a small yew I was considering trying to shape when it gets older. My garden is quite floppy and I thought it might add a touch of formality.

Beaus Mum

Oh Yviestevie you did tell me about your house on the shabby chic thread but you didn't really say just how beautiful it is 

The front garden is amazing and my dream 

I'm sure Victoria you will shape yours great as you sound an excellent gardener in all what you do, look forward to pic when you do