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Front "garden" needs some inspiration!

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 11:39


Front "garden" needs some inspiration!

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 11:38


Front "garden" needs some inspiration!

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 11:37

I have a front garden, truth be told it currently holds a long wheel base ex-police riot van, a large LandRover, a little Peugeot, and my partners big estate car so parking is a priority! But at the very front where the fence runs we've a little patch of nothingness.

The first image shows the view from our lounge window when there's not a car in the way!

We're having the gate widened to accommodate the fact that I have less than an inch spare to get the van through and we're wanting a caravan so the extra wiggle room the better! We've already had to remove the holly tree (not shown) which in our opinion was the prettiest part of the front. Its very shady - doesn't get any direct sun and as you can see the ground is further shaded by the large bushes that give us a little privacy.

Once the gate is in place I'm trying to think how to make the best of this little area. It is no secret my main joys are fruit and vegetables but with car fumes, neighbours cats, children on their way to school dropping litter this is hardly the place.

Initially I was thinking of just wood chipping the ground and leaving it very bare but "clean, low maintenance,  and dog friendly (all priorities for this area).

Can anyone recommend anything a little more interesting? 


Posted: 09/11/2014 at 11:10

Hope you feel less floppy soon Runnybeak.


Posted: 09/11/2014 at 10:35

Hope you get some sun soon Dove its glorious here! Bonnet bouncing will have to wait - the car is still there to my annoyance. 

Settling down to watch the remembrance parade with the bbc while I sort some paperwork for school tomorrow. So glad they also have dry weather.

Chilli and garlic questions

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 09:15

Weedy- I've grown both jalapeño and Scotch bonnet this year and both have been fantastic with loads of taste and heat. It sounds like you might have had a duff batch :/


Posted: 09/11/2014 at 09:12

Morning all (again).

The sun is here - haven't been to see how cold it is out yet. I'm debating whether to put washing out on the line to dry (or at least air). I can't find the ladder to trim the hedge but if the car that is half blocking the driveway would go away I'm quietly convinced that I can park the truck up and stand on the bonnet to reach.

Have a lovely day out there - keep safe!


Posted: 09/11/2014 at 03:25

Well they say things come in threes so I guess you're safe now Fidget!


Left for work at 09:45 & I've just gotten home (03:10). What a shift! 

Later this morning I'm going to cut the front hedge trimmed as much as I dare. Just hope my trusty old hand shears are up to it!

Right; anyone for a cup of tea?


Posted: 07/11/2014 at 07:27

Morning all! 

Anyone ask for rain? Think we'll be swimming to work today! 


Posted: 06/11/2014 at 21:52

Just nipping in quickly as the bags under my eyes are so bad it looks like I've been in a fight.


Hope you're all keeping well and hugs to those that need them xxx

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