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hi there, i have a small victorian terrace garden that is raised. what i want is a love calm garden with a place to sit and water and tall plants for privacy.
it is currently fully decked when i moved in and really dont like all the wood. but too expensive to rip up and try and create something else so i guess need to work with it.
first picture is what it was originally like and second its current ( needs a tidy up) state.
Bamboo would be a good screen plant, grows quite tall but is delicate too. Lots of potted plants and soft lights with lamps/candles or fairy lights. Solar lighting is good if you haven't got electricity outside. A fixed seating area with lots of cushions one end and table and chairs the other.
When I had a similar space I build some storage with cushioned seating on top - somewhere to put the compost and pots and trowels etc without it cluttering up the place.
thank you. dont know if you can see in second picture. i do have three pots of bamboo which has grown well. ive now cut into decking (second pic) to create more bedding area.
i think it definetly needs a focus. i would really love to flatten it all. create an area under window and rest lawn and borders but that would cost alot of time and effort,
i also want to try and create secluded area where my neighbours back bedroom window can not over look.
hi filmbuffy ours looked bit like that when we moved in except paved, laid lawn as 2 little ones, loads of climbers,group of large pots maybe with tall plants/ climbers? it'll be a nice 'outdoor room' look through mags like ideal home they often have some good pics and ideas
Sorry filmbuffy, didn't see the bamboo. didn't enlarge 2nd pic, oops
lol no worries. you can only see a corner of it. its difficult to get a full picture of the garden at mo.
Sorry, I missed your start onto the GW site, so i will say welcome now.
It's amazing how fast things clutter up, isn't it. You must take a look into wood arbours and what Dove said above. There is no need to rip it all out as you really do have the perfect area for what you seek, all you want is a dry warm cover.
How long was it between the first and second photo please as the tree to the top right in the first is growing at a extraordinary rate, in the second! I would certainly try and remove the large, black and white pest in the first pic.
(sorry, Just my dark sense of humor).
You could really make this your own space and not worry about the weather that is just outside. You would be able to become part of it and enjoy all the seasons while covered yet still open to the elements, Look at the sky at night and have your own time to yourself.
Abit of glass of plastic ( god forbid ) on top of the arbour will change your your whole out look on life.
and kind regards
EDIT: Sorry image did not take.
Sorry again as the image is not victorian styled, but i think you will get the idea.
Filmbuffy you could get something like this for shade, just hooks on..available from Primrose ltd.