Posted: 16/10/2016 at 12:53
4 years ago, we moved into our house. I have gone about clearing and replantings all the flowerbeds.
When I first did the main flowerbed, I drew up a planting plan in a notebook with grid paper, However that flowerbed is 25m long and I have a 40m long flowerbed, down the length of the garden. which as I'm sure you can imagine is rather hard to fit onto some notepad grid paper in any detail.
I've been adding more and more plants and thought it is time to update the planting plan but not sure where to start so that I can capture everything. Plus how do you capture seasonal plants on a planting plan, for example in spring I have bluebells and forget me nots and then in the summer something else will grow up through it.
I have a notebook where I try and list the plants when I buy them and put in a rough idea of where I planted them, but I'm sure I've missed some plants off.
So basically how do you all keep track of your plants and plant names and where you've planted them.
Also I'm not sure I've helped myself as I tend to buy 1 of a plant, to see if it survives in my dry sandy soil, then if it does I will buy more of them. I'm gradually getting the idea that a mass of one plant looks a lot nicer, but haven't wanted to plant a mass of one plant for it not to thrive. Its all about learning what works and what doesn't. Therefore this makes it harder to keep track on a plan as so many different plants.
Any advice on how you've done your planting plans and keep track of plants gratefully received.