This is the new garden I will be moving to - it is quite big.
The weird tea tray thing in the middle is something to do with the biodigester beneath it and is a permanent fixture. I plan to put one of my garden benches in front of it.
I know that we have keen gardeners out there, so if you fancy putting some ideas into the mix then it would be lovely to have them.
Ideas I have so far, based on the fact that I cannot bend very well, so do not want flower beds as such:
- to turn the area behind the tea tray into a wild flower garden, possibly with a small wild life pond. I would plan not to just cut that area off in a straight line, but for it to flow in curves to either side of the bench.
- the patios adjoining the house are quite big and the French doors from the living room and dining end of kitchen open directly out onto them. I wondered about a pot garden which I could look out on from the house - any ideas for plants that would give me all year colour to look out on?
- I thought I might put some netting up the fences and grow clematis, honeysuckle, pyrocantha etc. up them.
- I have been given a plum tree and a cherry tree and I am wondering where best to put them and other trees.
- I am not sure whether to have some raised beds (expensive, especially with soil to buy) or whether to simply plant large shrubs into the grass.
- I want to leave a grass area in front of the patios so that the GC can run around.
- things I really want to have - but where best to put them?:
...........Japanese anemones, guelder rose, alpines, ornamental grasses, lavender, choisia, lilac (tree maybe?), crocosmia, sweet peas (where to put them?).
It is exciting but daunting to have this blank canvas. Can the collective creativity of gransnetters be brought to bear on this?
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