Posted: 11/02/2016 at 16:32
Well I'm certainly pleased with how it looks now, compared to 2007. But some of the borders are quite thin with only limited planting opportunity, and I'm sure I can sacrifice some of the lawn to create planting areas.
The closest 'before & after' comparison are perhaps the following two photos..
One improvement will be laying a path alongside the privet hedge to the left of the garden, it will making sweeping up the cuttings so much easier instead of them falling into the border. The border here is currently very narrow, the path will replace it, with planting on the other side.
I think the hardest decision will be deciding whether to get rid of certain plants that I inherited with the garden. It seems a shame to get rid of a healthy plant, but maybe I need to be bold enough to get rid of plants I don't really want, and start with a blank(ish) canvas?