Posted: 12/05/2014 at 09:31
A lot of us have reached that time when it all gets a bit too much. (69 this year).
OH says we just have to accept the changes to the garden and let some get overgrown, but I'm not ready yet.
I had the idea of getting ground covering evergreens on all the slopes, I've always found slopes hard on the back and hips. In some places this has worked but others not yet.
I was a full time carer for 3 years with increasing duties towards the end. During that time a garden fit to open for the ngs turned into a jungle of weeds. It's my ambition to get back on top within the next couple of years.
I'm not ready to give up whatever the joints are saying. I may even grow more trees from seed.
If you can afford it hogweed it might be worth having hard stuff instead of grass. Grass takes a lot of effort even if you're not obsessive about it and all those clippings need to go somewhere.
Ignore what the TV gardeners do. As someone else said, it's not real. It's like taking photos of the garden. You get a stunning pic of a small part and only you know what's behind the lens
Don't despair, grow easy, low maintenance plants and enjoy it