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Ideas for a small shady corner

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 18:30

Oooh Pansy I like the idea of fruit canes in there; autumn fruiting raspberries (autumn bliss) might just have been added to my wish list but Im grateful for other recommendations.

Last edited: 28 June 2016 18:32:37

Ideas for a small shady corner

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 15:27

Ha ha! Unfortunately this is on the vegetable garden side so any sculptures will be hidden from view by my magnificent marrows. You won't be able to see this area from the house or lawn at all.

The waterbutt is on the front of the shed with a footpath for easy access. Do you mean Hazel that I move the water button to the back of the shed out of the way? Things would look neater 

The land is too wobbly to mow. I intend on digging it all over and levelling it as well as removing the stones. I've been putting off cutting the hedge as I don't know when birds would be finished nesting. 

Ideas for a small shady corner

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 13:15

The school behind me owns the trees so I can't see them being touched as they block several houses views of the playground at their current height.

Unfortunately I don't seem to be able to upload any more photos right now but will do so as soon as I can. The area I was stood on while I took the photo is currently lawn but is marked to become vegetable beds.

Ideas for a small shady corner

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 10:58

The garden (pending the grand redesign of the house and errection of a garage / workshop / man space) will be changing. So at present I have no flower beds and no where I can work on.

BUT when things are finally in place and I can start transforming the lawn into a vegetable garden (and the vegetable garden into a lawn) I will have this space (which is currently eligible for prep work)...

It is small, has hedge on one side (behind the hedge are established trees), man shed on the other so is definately shady, has a plum tree guarding the entrance and rhubarb that will move to a more suitable spot eventually. 

If this were your space (Based in finest very South Yorkshire) what would you do to best make use of it?


Posted: 28/06/2016 at 10:27

Anyone for a toothberry? I've just harvested 200g of strawberries to discover someone had the last of the cream! HORRORS.


Posted: 28/06/2016 at 06:58

Morning all!

I follow complete strangers on instragram; last night one shared the harvest from his allotment. I was so jealous! I'm still half looking at trying to get an allotment until the garage is built and I can start on my vegetable garden :( Maybe I could adopt my neighbours neglected garden it would be ideal. I'm sure they'd not notice.

Waiting to see if his lordship is well enough to go to work so I can plan my day.

Help! Slugs on my organic veg!

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 06:48

Beer traps?


Posted: 27/06/2016 at 21:50

HIS lordship appears to have a very bad cold. Were it not JUNE I'd go so far as to suggest it might be flu. I'm upping my vitamins and trying to disinfect everything. Looks like tomorrow (Day off; yay!) will be spent scrubbing. I need to get out into the garden and pot up a few things although lack of suitable homes might be an issue.

Ob You've just reminded me I forgot to harvest my strawberries this evening. The blackbirds seem to think them their personal buffet.


Posted: 27/06/2016 at 17:56

Evening all!

Wish me luck

Posted: 27/06/2016 at 07:09

Well done!

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