Posted: 11/11/2013 at 20:46
Hello gardeners! I found this forum while looking for ideas & it seems really helpful so I thought I would see if anyone can throw some suggestions at me.
I’ve been concentrating on the larger back garden up until now but now I'm ready to sort out this walled area to the side of the house. Its a 7m x 14m blank canvas, Christmas is coming (along with guests) & I need design ideas & plant suggestions please!
The doors at one end lead from the Dining Room & I'm thinking of a small patio area in front of those. The rest is open to suggestion. It faces SW & has nice views of the sunset & surrounding country.
I’m planning to underplant the old trees that are to the left of the house (looking from it) with a new hedgerow but might put some screening up there until it grows. There is a quiet road to the other side of the trees.
And... just so this isn’t too easy for you; this is on the North Pennines, the soil is claylike (though I'll be improving it). There is lots of rain, wind & weather in general. Temperatures can get to -10. This little spot is fairly sheltered but plants need to be tough up here! Any suggestions very welcome.