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Now that all the decking is completed and it’s lovely sitting out and relaxing, with the pond and sound of the splashing fountain….I’m at a loss as what to do with this area…Help!! My eye is drawn to it what can I do/plant to make a feature? Clay soil with lots of remaining builders rubble..The fence need repainting…Was thinking of planting some sort of climbing plants against the fence and large ferns/plants with large structured leaves ,Rheum ( Ace Of Hearts) or a Black Bambo any thoughts?

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You have the idea's already jem, you could use pots for the climbers, burried into your clay soil, or nice fancy pots, if above the soil, i have black bamboo in a pot in my border, in fact i have a few different plants in pots burried.. the skys the limit, just pick a colour scheme and go for it..

2 Jun, 2010


i have all green fence and love it, i also have a new black bamboo, which i loved but its leaves are going brown and im so mad as it cost alot, maybe in to open position i dont know, but im not taking it out yet, will see,
im sure whatever you do will look great jem ;o))

2 Jun, 2010


Thank you for your lovely comment on my garden. You have some great idea`s for yours I love bamboo. I`m such a novice at gardening but I must admit plants in pots are easy to look after. Good luck with painting your fence I did mine the other day nearly killed me but worth the results.

13 Jul, 2010


Also very much of a novice myself....this back area is starting to fill out now, Joshua has also got his own little patch which he loves. did put a honey suckle against the back fence...Your garden is lovely.

13 Jul, 2010


I've got clematis in pots and they're doing really well. Just have to have a deep enough pot and not let the pot get too hot. I don't know if this area is full sun or what, but sweet peas make a quick temporary summer screen as I have just found out and they're growing in pots too. If not you could put a climbing hydrangea up it. Golden hop is a fast grower , but can be a little too vigorous, though may not be in your builders rubble:-)

27 Jul, 2010


rmmm golden hops .ujust givn me an idea bornagain lol gona look 2 moz.

8 Aug, 2010


have a browse on suttons seeds site for ipomoea inkspots these are new to suttons they are a fast climber and look beautiful, bought some myself as ive got long fences to cover, they say climbs to 8ft hope they do what it says on the tin

26 Dec, 2010

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