Posted: 28/05/2014 at 08:45
No not discouraged, far from it, loving the back so want the impact at the front. My neighbour has been working his soil for 30 years and it's still tough. When my other half tried to dig border out he broke a fork. Then we also found out that the owner before us spilt oil on land hence why our efforts were rotting off and dying! So we decided that if we did beds that it would be beds I could maintain without breaking my back, so out with the clay and in with decent soil. We have dug out over a foot Abd half deep and put in soil. Firstly the beds near the house and under the front window, then this year a long the drive. My partner wanted uniformity but now on reflection he wants sweeping beds in and out!
So I think it will be a project of taking a bit more then more then more! See where that gets us! I think it will look but better when flowers are established a bit more!
The he back I zoned this year, shady, sunny and then a sunny and dry. So 3 zones and things are happier!!
Tips for for my wood fence would be great, I bought some modern creacote and then 3 months after it was back to pale and unkempt!