I’m looking for some garden inspiration – can you help?
I’ve been doing lots of gardening this week. As I normally live on a boat over the summer, it’s both a novelty and a responsibility to look after a garden. As I’ve had tenants in my house for several years, I tried to keep the garden simple and easy to look after, and there’s not a lot in it. Basically there’s a square lawn front and back, joined with a long border up the side of the house. There is a very long wall, with a small border in front of it, which unfortunately has no plants in it. There are a few shrubs in the other borders, but it’s quite a boring garden really, but very tidy!
If you are a gardening enthusiast, any advice for what I could plant in the shady, narrow bed against the wall, would be gratefully received.
I’ve been weeding and tidying the borders, and have managed to fill about eight sacks of garden rubbish. I also planted some spring flowering narcissus bulbs in two big pots that were in the garden.
The other day I went with my eldest daughter to look round the local garden centre in Romsey, to get some inspiration for my empty borders. There were so many wonderful plants I wanted to buy! It was all very expensive though, and I don’t know enough about plants to choose wisely, so I didn’t bring home any plants on this visit.
There was also a very cute shop at the garden centre, which sold a bizarre variety of goods – everything from jars of jam and pickles, birthday cards, toys, bird food, deckchairs, gloves, tools, scarves, ornaments, patio furniture. I think I’ll be making a return visit for some Christmas presents!