Posted: 15/10/2017 at 12:38
I'm looking at ways to make the garden less high maintenance - mainly so that we can go away and leave it for 2 or 3 weeks at a time. OH is retiring in a few weeks and we will be doing a bit of travelling - nothing too exciting but just being able to get out and about without the restriction of a work timetable.
I'm definitely going down the route of shrubs and lower maintenance perennials (heuchera, brunnera, hostas that sort of thing). The more ground cover, the better.
I've never been a big one for pots and a small foray into veg growing revealed what's worth growing for us (mainly herbs, chard, peas and raspberries) and what's not - so I only need a small area for those.
A garden that looks reasonably good with two hefty sessions in spring and autumn and a good blitz once a fortnight through the summer is the aim.
The roses and delphiniums don't really fit with that idea do they?
Kitties are absolutely gorgeous Sunny - making me feel broody.
I agree that Lucy Worsley probably has the best job in the world. Could do that until the day I die - fabulous workplace
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