Posted: 04/02/2013 at 20:26
I want to plant something down the side of our house, the width is about 4' 4" max.
It faces south, but as you can see has a house on each side. It's something that we won't see as we enter the house from the right & the road is a cul-de-sac. I have a photinia Red Robin in a tub just now, it's about 2'+ in diameter & can't think where else to put it. I also have a golden sambucus growing at the back which needs to be moved which could go there & several other shrubs, eg weigelias, spireas, etc.
Something easy wihtout much maintenance.
Below where the flue is there is some edging, that will be also set across the grass, perpendicular to the house & fence, with chips or bits of slate between that edging & a bit of fence to be put in front of the shed. That area is damp & the grass is dreadful, the area is about 6-8' in depth. Had thought of putting down weed mat under the chips or slates & planting the shrub(s) through that. Or plant the shrub(s) first??
The soil is probably fairly compacted as it hasn't been dug.
A closer view.
Our front garden is very bare & I need some ideas for that, but thought it best to do a bit at a time.
If it's a suitable place to plant something, when would be best?
Other problem - the landscaper is family & you know how long it takes them to do a job!!
How come the 1st piccy uploaded immediately but the 2nd one (from the same folder) took about 30 attampts??!!