Kent, United Kingdom
As with a previous question I have a small south facing garden with a long garden running along the back of mine and the owner has trees along the border with my garden and now has allowed a laurel bush to grow to almost 30'. This has thrown my garden into deep shade from approx 1.30 p.m. onwards. I have therefore given up on my garden as it is so gloomy and depressing. I have tried some colourful plants (and watered them etc.) all that appears to grow are leafy plants making me feel even more fed up. I have spoken to the neighbour but he will not consider allowing me to take just a few feet off his laurel so that the sun can just peek through. Is there anything I can do to make the garden a little more cheerful? Any ideas would be appreciated.
- 14 Apr, 2012