Posted: 25/02/2017 at 11:11
You should definitely go Wonky. I dragged OH off to Hyde Hall and Beth Chatto's last year after a day at the Chelsea flower show. We both loved BC's gravel garden which is flat and manages to be lush with foliage and colour but not so much the one at HH as it is a mound with great rocks all over the place and lots of acid yellow. Our gravelled area is flat.
It already has an oval bed around an albizia julibrissin that we have cleared of crud including landscape fabric and rocks, piled on 10 bags of compost and planted up with bulbs and some perennials. There is a smaller bed witha lilac tree that has just had the same treatment. The rest of the area has to wait till some building work has been done but I have found both autumn and spring daffs growing in it so they need rescuing.
I have a picture in my head but do try and draw things to scale. For the veg plot, I'm playing with Sutton's vegetable planner software as it will be raised beds with grass paths.
There's an entry charge for BC's garden but you can also by a season ticket which may be worth thinking about if it's near enough to go a few times and see it through the seasons.
May 2016 - http://s211.photobucket.com/user/Obelixx_be/library/160527%20Beth%20Chatto%20-%20Essex?sort=2&page=1
Last edited: 25 February 2017 11:14:32