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in The potting shed
So I had that problem in Cannock so a cut out a moon shape bed right up to the footpath and filled it with low shrubs, bulbs and perennials - anything I could get cheap. It was about 3-4ft wide. we found we had far less litter when that was done and you can still get flowers off the shrubs. Then if you make an oval center bed and have the grass around it and then up by window you can have another bed with seat space to echo the one at the front.
Then in the center bed to start you could just sprinke seeds (wildflower) lots of colour and insects and as you can afford it see things you lie you can pop things in. Don't go for anything exotic or architectural otherwise it will walk, and anyway bog standard tends to be cheaper. you jusy have to watch the height of what you ar getting.
Won't hurt to get a few fencing quotes I suppose, see what I'm looking at price wise.
Take care Becks. There are lots of rules around there about keeping the fronts open and not closing them off with height restrictions - check with council first. You may get away witha 2ft 6ins picket style fence but not a 2m. high one.
Afternoon all - what a busy few days it's been! OH offered to do some more lopping with new gadget so had to show willing and help dispose of mound of branches which covered the lawn. Little Archie dog has now gone back home so at least didn't have to do "walkies" today. Watching rugby now and trying to catch up with the chat here. Weather been quite nice here today so managed to take some photos to put on the gallery thread. Becks - you've got a lovely blank canvas there - enjoy your planning . I got some lovely gardening books from the library today - just like looking at the pictures for inspiration. BJay - broken the bed?? will have to check how that happened
Liz -the cereal aspect is one of the finer points I haven't considered yet
Bjay have you started on your frontal area yet?
I took this photo today. The pink ones aren't in flower yet and there's no sign of some very dark, almost black, ones i planted last year
Oi-Pam pictures over here please-thankyou
I did actually mean 1 metre Bjay. Getting my measurements all mixed up.
No Geoff, In fact spent an hour tryng to find a Joe Swift idea I saw in GW mag ages and ages ago (Sept 20011). Found it And then today I also had the thought I have that climbing hydrangea thing that would do up the blank wall with the ceanothus that is already there. It doesn't solve problem of not being boring and the same as everyone elses though
BUT if I follow this plantng plan or similar it will certainly be different
Then alnog the blank wall also use the same colours somehow
So reds and yellows and grassy colours with odd bluesCeanothus) to tone it down.
You offering to come and dig it????
Pork chops and lots of veg here. Fresh fruit pot for pud
No cake for me,
That doesn't actually change the design of borders just along the house wall though Geoff
Scampi & chips for us
Salmon with herb and ginger crust, spuds, chard, peas.
Afternoon Caz-would not delve to far into "bedgate"-another can of worms
Actually Bjay have got another gardening job to do-unless you can out-bid?
Requested hot dogs-hot dogs it is
Fried chicken with assorted frozen veggies (8 mins in microwave); followed by chocolate mousse.
Oh, sorry, Geoff