Well I decided it was about time I had a break from the allotment and tackled my front garden as it was overgrown and messy. This has been planted out for about 10 years though so it didn't do bad...here is what I started with......
|Messy front garden border|
|Plant that has outgrown itself|
|I didn't plant a lawn here?!?!|
As you can see it's a complete mess so the whole lot HAD to come out...roots and all!!. Having removed the gravel and the weeds then the whole thing had to be dug over over the VERY 'clayey' soil worked into submission. It wasn't an easy task working between the showers but by the end of the day this is what I had.
|Freshly dug garden border.|
Now I just have to make two decisions....What should I plant here and should I move the bird table to the middle of this bed??? I am half thinking that apart from the thistle that I have left I will put bedding plants in each year to give a lovely summer display and then work the summer each autumn so as to lighten it up and get rid of some of the stone. If I do that I think the bird table being in the centre would be nice as it would break it up...this would also mean I could fill the lawn in again...any thoughts appreciated!!