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By stripes


I have a spare bit of ground just outside our backdoor, has any one got any idears as to what to do with it, apart from put the dustbin and recycle bin there.

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quite a good size space isnt it,, is it shady or sunny les..

30 Jun, 2010


Hi San, it's a bit of both it's on the west side of bungalow..

30 Jun, 2010


Do you have tomato plants there? You could grow other veg like carrots, beans etc. It doesn't have to be like an allotment though, you can add perennial plants as well as annual bedding plants. My soil is acidic so I have added a blueberry bush to my kitchen garden.

30 Jun, 2010


i have a hydragea petiolaris in my garden, well i have two, one is on my west side, its quite fast growing and lovely flowers, or you could have clematis against fence to, climbing rose iceburg is beautifull, i got one this year, so many lovely climbers les.. you could have, then some perenials and small shrubs in border at front, or like Nbhatt said you could have veg patch, endless choices

30 Jun, 2010


Gravel garden and climbers up the fence ...

30 Jun, 2010


Yes Nbhatt that is tomatoes growing didn't have enough room in veg garden, thank you all shall give it some thought ....

30 Jun, 2010


How about puting something tall in the centre to create height and interest - like a sundial, or a big pot, or a little dwarf tree, or standard rose..... maybe ?

1 Jul, 2010

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