Saturday, 8 November 2014

Garden rejuvenation

It's looking very bland outside now and I'm loving it. It may sound strange for a gardener to admit that but I love, love, love this time of year, not only do I get to prune, chop and tidy everything up ready for next year but I get a better idea of what is right and what is wrong with the garden.
Already I can see that I need more evergreen interest and structure in the garden so this is something I'm going to be getting ready for spring planting - so exciting!
The time has also arrived whereby I can begin to clear and plan the second half of my garden that I was supposed to do this year.
I'm not sure of the actual size of this part of the garden as I'm too lazy to measure it (so you can well imagine how good/reliable my plans are going to be), suffice to say it's pretty big.

Unfortunately I have to carry the theme on from the rest of the garden which is already pretty much finished. I say 'unfortunately' because I made the biggest mistake of designing what was easiest NOT what I wanted, I ended up with straight edges finished with sleepers whereas I love curvy beds where you cannot see what is coming next.

As it stands right now it may not look too daunting but the very far end and side is full of plants and weeds and it's going to take a whole heap of hard work for me to sort it, not least because I first have to remove a ton of gravel and polythene that was laid years ago to supposedly suppress weeds - who knew weeds germinate in gravel.

It's going to take wuite some time to work out what is salvageable in that lot and what isn't.


  1. Can't you divide it off from the other part and do something different. There looks to be lots of plants to save.

  2. I'm toying with the idea of doing it all curves, less grass and packed with plants. It will look very different from the rest but I don't care lol, it would be lovely to have the kind of garden I really want :)

  3. I am loving your enthusiasm, made me want to go outside and dig up a tree or something, well, better not. You do have a lot of hard work ahead, I will be keeping my eye on you, (not in the creepy sense of course)

  4. You may have your work cut out there but to have the dream will be worth it. :)

  5. Sadly, I think weed seeds will germinate in just about anything! That is a lot you have in those beds. You could dig it all up, reshape the bed, and then replant if the weather is still nice. I ended up doing that to one of my beds once. Lots of work, but it looked so nice in the end. That's quite a good sized garden - good luck!


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