Posted: 09/07/2012 at 17:55
I like an informal. pack-it-all-in-tight garden too. Mine never started out like that, but as I can't see a patch of bare soil without feeling the overwhelming need to plant something in it, my garden is packed with plants and has little room for weeds. I'm also a big fan of 'leave it where it seeded and see what happens'.
We do have some curious bits though, as my husband is principally a veg man, and I like fruit, flowers and herbs. Consequently, my lavender and rose hedge that did surround a lawn is now the colourful edging to his spud patch....and my sweet peas are growing up the fence at the edge of his onion bed....and as I do most of the weeding, I tend to leave the poppies and the grannies bonnets in amongst the veg.
Strangely enough though, we mangae to work well together in the garden, and rarely fall out over anything. A day trip to B &Q to buy wallpaper is a different matter though....