Posted: 16/07/2012 at 23:51
Guys, you have all been brilliant with your ieas and suggestions, and I have a list of suitable plants that will do well in the shade now, so thankyou.
Zoomer44, you make it sound so easy getting rid of that post! LOL I will have a dig and see what I come accross. If I can push it I will. I would rather it be gone, but never thought of disguising it, if that fails, thanks to figrat. And I do like the idea of extending the patio. Would use up some of that space on the left which I'm trying to use.
Hollie-Hock, you've educated me to what a coldframe is with your picture! I've heard talk of them hundreds of times, but didn't quite know what they were. I have loads of spare bits of wood! I could build one myself.
Gary, thanks for the link to rains pictures. It looks great! And thanks for your pics, and sowing advice. All been noted down.
Joe, I'm still pondering on the paint colour for the fences, as I'd have to do the whole garden, would I not? Otherwise it would look odd.
Dovefromabove - The garden is all Jessies! It was her that got me into the gardening in the first place, by questioning me about a seed stand she had seen in tesco's. She has chosen EVERYTHING that we have planted, apart from the onions, which she doesn't like, and she even has her own little website which I update for her with pictures, so friends and family can see how she's doing. She supervises me out there!
pash, thanks for the roses link. I have the front garden to do as well, but that will wait until the back is decent, but that will be mostly roses, as I love them so much, so will keep that website link for the future.
Again, a huge thankyou for all the input.