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Does anyone have any ideas on what I could do with this part of my garden. There was previously a a small pond here which we took out and and I would like to make it into some sort of feature if anyone could suggest something easy and practical to do.




There are lots that would look good here, and other members will give you some ideas Firstly it looks shady? if it is how about Heucheras? I put 10 in an area about this size and the colour, interest they give is amazing.

19 Jun, 2012


What way does your garden face, what time of day was this pic taken am, midday or pm? :o)

19 Jun, 2012


The picture was taken this morning at 9.30am

19 Jun, 2012


My first thought was a climber on the fence and then a little white statuette in the middle with some ferns and heucheras round and spring bulbs underplanted. But if it gets full sun for a long time later in the day that might not work so well.

19 Jun, 2012


Possibly a good flowering shrub to cover the fence ; maybe a camellia or one of the scented viburnums if that suits the aspect. Then blocks of perennials and bulbs in front. Trailing nasturtiums maybe wandering along the front over the stones ; very easy and reliable. Or an edging of lavenders.

Or a good sized bird bath in the centre surrounded by something like apricot or orange coloured erysimums and blue hardy geraniums and lavenders.

But everyone's tastes are different.

19 Jun, 2012


Thanks everyone for your replies you all have given me some good ideas. I didn't know if covering the area in plum coloured slate would work with a few plants around and maybe a water feature in the centre. As we had this coloured slate around the pond before we removed it and we have the same coloured slate in borders already around the garden, what does everyone think ? Also we will be replacing the fence

19 Jun, 2012


Well it would work if you like slate - its really a question of what you prefer. It always seems to me to be a waste of good growing space to cover it with slate or pebbles but it is very fashionable just now and lots of people do like it.
Good luck with replacing the fence - hope getting behind the shrubs won't be too difficult.

19 Jun, 2012


I prefer plants , plants and more plants so I would have plenty of planting in the slate area so that the slates becomes a narrow walkway between the plants.

Good luck with it.

20 Jun, 2012


That's a fair compromise!

21 Jun, 2012

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