Posted: 23/03/2012 at 09:18
Hi, Thank you so much for all your advice.
My side garden is going to be more of a gravel bed with my potting shed, composter and water butt with a little seating area and a couple of raised beds. I like the idea of checking the soil so will get a testing kit this weekend and let you know what we have, I know the guy that lived here always applied horse maure to this part of the garden as he used it for vegetable growing so could be lovely soil under all the rubbish that is there already.Is there a chart or a guide somewhere on the web which tells you what are acid loving plants and which aren't - could be useful.Can we upload pictures on here so I can put 'before' and 'after' pictures for everyone to see?
I like the idea of putting the plants in and then putting bulbs in to come up in between - will try this. I will also have a look at whats on offer this weekend at the garden centre. There are so many gorgeous plants I want them all - heeheehee - wish me luck xx