Wiltshire, United Kingdom
My problem corner !!
As previously mentioned, I have uploaded pictures of my problem area. We have been in the house just over a year, when we moved in both front and back gardens were completely covered with shingle,stones and huge rocks. I have cleared most of the shingle and stone to make way for a very small patch of grass in both gardens. Eventually as I put in more plants in the borders I will remove more stones, I think that will be easier than trying to move tonnes of stones at a time. The patch of grass in the pictures is at the top of the garden next to the sun house. Apparently there used to be another shed next to the sun house and under the grass (about 12-14" of soil) there is the remains of a concrete base. The area is North East facing ..ish so it is always a bit damp even is summer. Next doors hedge is about 12' but they have said we can cut it back as much as we like and the height doesnt restrict light much.
So what do I do with it ?
My rhubard is doing OK. The honey suckle is surviving so far !.
The side is our dumping ground for wood and compost, but that can easily be moved.
No obvious bugs other than spiders and wood lice...lots of wood lice.
I have put up the little picket fence, because I thought If I seperated the area and made a little bit of a hidden space, with a table or fire pit, it may make the whole garden look bigger.
I love the idea of putting big structural plants in there to make it look big and bold like they say on the gardening programmes, but I like everyone else cant afford spending a fortune on expensive plants that will die cos its too dark and damp
Plus I want to cover up that hideous fence..
- 30 Oct, 2011