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Garden update


Long time since i’ve been on here mainly due to being poorly.
Went on holiday and had part of the back garden paved ( i just can’t do the things i used to so paving is really my only option) the only thing is they put the beds in straight instead of curved! i will have to soften the hard edges with planting!!.
So this is how it looks just now , still needs pointing and some fence panels putting in at the bottom and the gate to block the shed and compost bins area off.
Some of you may remember what a jungle this garden was , it has taken a lot of time & effort ( not to mention the cost!) to get even this far.
My husband who is not a gardening fan by any means came in tonight and said “i’ve seen a plant i like” i was even more surprised to hear he had asked what the plant was called! it is Salvia “Hot lips” so will now buy it and hope he continues to like more !( anything to get him interested enough to want to help me.
I’ve still a lot to do as lots of the plants had to be dug up and put in pots, buckets etc until it is finished .
All new fencing has now been done .
Any advice as to planting, softening will be gratefully received.
Have put pictures on but i’m not the best photographer to say the least!

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Excellent Teddy this will be a lot better for you.

For softening to make easy access for you how about making raised beds at bottom of garden where your pots are.

Yesterday when I was out walking I notice a garden with garden trugs all down 1 side with pots of plants in them so if you want to move you have a trug with handle.

And most of all this is a garden for your health to make it pretty but easy for you to potter.

Hope you are feeling much better.

31 Oct, 2013


Hiya Jacqui, nice to see you back, my daughter has the same condition so I know how it can affect you, I could cry for her sometimes, your fence and pavers look grand, and with a few troughs and pots dotted about you can make it very attractive, also easy for you to cope with, there are loads of spreading plants that are quite happy scrambling over walls and pavers...
If you browse the A-Z pages you will get lots of ideas, the patio pages for instance, they are worth taking a look at, rockeries and walled gardens will show you loads of plants suitable for softening your edges, the saxifragras are very happy to spread, also easy to care for, just take the shears to them when the flowers go over, they love a good haircut and soon fill up the space again....

31 Oct, 2013


Thank you all for the comments and advice , much appreciated .

31 Oct, 2013

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