Do you mean that you can only access the garden via the house?
Chicky ... that's absolutely gorgeous
Front lawn mowed and edged and some supports put in for the lupins which are nearly flowering! They snuck up on me ... hadn't noticed how quickly they were growing.
Now a quick
then it's the grass at the back to do ........ I might leave some patches for the daisies ...
Then the best and kindest thing to do if you need to be rid of it, is to find someone who knows how to dispatch it humanely.
If you're in a rural area ask the local pub landlord .. he or she will probably know someone, or know someone who does.
The leaves on mine are ok ... but the figs have been blasted
The plants should be ok ... but we may not get ripe figs for breakfast this year.
Shall we drown our sorrows together?
Another problem with steel is that in the sunshine it heats up and could 'cook' the roots of whatever is planted in there.
You can grow fruit trees in large pots, if you get the right sort of tree on the right rootstock.
and more info here
It's up to you of course, but I'd think twice about it unless you've got at least a couple of acres ... we get loads of queries asking how to control or get rid of it ... it's a real thug in 'normal gardens'.
No, that's Carex pendula http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/species/pendulous-sedge
The Black Grass that farmers have problems with (and which is developing a resistance to herbicides) is this one
which is an annual weed.
I'll be getting the grass cut this morning ...a bit of walking about should keep me warm. There's some nicotiana to pot on too ........
I've already topped our wildlife pond up twice this year, both times with tapwater ... it's fine ... as Fairy says do it like a 'shower' - apparently it helps any chlorine etc to disperse - the wildlife in our pond seem perfectly happy ... the newts were getting very amorous the other day