Posted: 02/11/2014 at 10:59
I burnt most off the wood Fairygirl, I skipped 4 tons of rubble that came out of the ground, and yes it was hard work. Plans for the future, well I'm adding more roses and planting buddlea next to the leyllandii hedge they can cope with the poor soil there. The bank is sun baked in summer and the soil poor, so I've got cistus and other sun lovers going in at the moment along with plants that can cope with drought on there. I have four different area's to the garden with a woodland bed a moisture rich bed, a normal bed and a dry area. So it's been a case of choosing plants to go with the conditions. It was all done on a shoe string, no more than £500, so it shows what can be done on not a lot of cash. I am lucky, I get cuttings and throw away's from the people I garden for, the local shop does plants and shrubs cheaper than most places, and I buy plugs instead of large plants.
Next year, I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns outwith all the late summer and autumn planting. It needs another year to mature so I'll post some more pics next year.