It's not going to be our forever home so other that a few more paving slabs and a shed we probably won't be doing much hard landscaping and will be planting up a lot of containers. I am looking forwards to experimenting with plants. I am very much an informal cottage garden type. Colourschemes etc can come later when I have worked out if I can keep any plants alive. So far it is not looking great. I have some roses in containers outside my flat & they are full of aphids, black beetles and black spot.
I know the soil is quite heavy clay and the garden is south-west facing so will get lots of sun It should be sheltered as it is completely surrounded by other houses. Before they put the topsoil down it looked very stoney.
Can I leave the soil as it is and just plant in the topsoil or will I need to remove the top soil, dig out some of the stone and replace the topsoil before planting?
I have little pots of 'mixed perennial' seed sprouting on my window sills. It's quite exciting trying to work out what is coming up. I will probably need some help identifying what they are soon but I know atm they are too tiny to tell.