Posted: 31/07/2012 at 05:22
I have just moved into a flat with a small garden that looked as if it hasn't been touched all the time it's been here, about 30 years. The soil was impossible but there was a natural raised bed at the back, with a retaining wall. I just filled that up with compost/manure, planted that and put weed control fabric and bark mulch on the rest, with lots of big containers. It does look really pretty now. You can add your own personal touches, like a water feature and a few small raised beds here and there. It doesn't have to be all planted.