Posted: 05/01/2018 at 11:22
Wow, lots of plans afoot! Would be interested Sussexsun as to what bushes you have growing along your fence. That’s exactly what we want to do to get more privacy; brining the plants we have in there currently forward as they all grow at a snails pace due to the lack of light/water (who’d have though it 🤔). Some huge laurels or something I’m thinking to block nosey Parker over the way being able to see us while we are sat enjoying a glass of vino!
josusa47 that’s some bed you’re making there! Sounds like it will be lovely with what you have planned. Sounds very similar to ours. We have a large bed blocking off the view of the road with two Ash, silver birch, Roman, red robin all fairly established. as we have so many trees, we tend to keep it very natural and we have log piles etc to attract the plentiful wildlife. It’s certainly not a manicured garden! We have a pond also in the back so we get LOTS of frogs which I love to hear them all calling and returning ‘home‘ for the season. We adopted 5 hedgehogs a while back also so they pop in now and then to say hello, eat the cats dinner and then shuffle off again
Learnincurve, I’m sure the work you did last year will pay dividends this year. I’ve found sometimes that things are happy to be left alone. I’m not much of a rigorous pruner and I tend to let things take their natural course.
Going to go to a local nursery that specialise in hedging and larger shrubs and see what they have or can recommend. We are very lucky to have lots of lots of garden centres and nurseries by us (on the Wirral) so plenty to choose from! Looking forward to the gardening year now, thanks everyone!