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Edwardian terraced house front

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 17:05

Thank you both!  Some good food for thought there.  Thankfully, we have some original rope edging, so maybe we can put it to good use now.  Extending the tile pattern would also be a good (and practical) idea as the area is fairly limited and I don't really want to have to bring the lawn mower through the house for a postage stamp!

Thanks again.

Edwardian terraced house front

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 14:56

We moved into our Edwardian mid-terraced house about three years ago and have had great pleasure (as novice gardeners) clearing and creating a back garden.  Our sights are now turning to the front 'garden' or forecourt.

It is currently concreted over.  The original path is long gone and replaced with a pink stone composite.  We have inherited an overgrown cottoneaster and originally had a huge laurel hedge that provided wonderful cover for the burglars who broke in 9 months after we moved in.  The laurel has now gone, but the stumps remain in a narrow bed along the front (modern) brick wall.  The cottoneaster is along the side wall with our neighbours.

I would like to redesign the garden and give it an Edwardian look/feel again, but naturally considering wheely bin and council compost bin storage.  My husband would love a lavender hedge, and possibly rosemary.  It is south facing and he loves cooking, so having ample supply of rosemary and thyme in the front would be a bonus (thyme doesn't do too well in our back garden).  I haven't had much luck finding inspiration for 'Edwardian' front  gardens though - plenty of park-like, extensive back gardens and lots about Edwardian garden designers and their colour schemes/planting choices.  But before I get that far, I need an idea for the basic layout/structure.  Can anyone point me in the right direction for inspiration/pictures/designs?

Day lily not flowering

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 19:16

Thanks Sotongeoff and Robot.  I will try feeding it to and try to be patient until next year.  It does get quite a bit of sun where it is - it is in the sunniest part of the garden and other 'sun lovers' seem quite happy nearby.  I intend to divide the crocosmia next to it, as it is become quite a large clump, so maybe a bit more space and light will help it too.  When/If it flowers, it should be roughly the same colour as yours Robot.  Thanks for the photos.

Day lily not flowering

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 10:40

After moving into our house almost two years ago, we were given a number of plants from my parents, including a clump of day lilies.   They grow brilliantly in my parents garden in Cardiff, but this is the second summer they've been in our garden (in north London) and we haven't had any flowers since planting them.  They are in a sunny spot in our north facing garden, near some crocosmia and a spirea that both do well.  Apart from the odd hole caused by slugs in one or two leaves, they look healthy.  Can anyone offer an explanation or suggestions?

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Edwardian terraced house front

Want inspiration to 'recreate' front garden as it would have been when house was new 
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Day lily not flowering

'inherited' hemerocalis not flowering 
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