Jayne’s project

Saturday was a beautiful sunshine day, breathing some love and life back into a misbehaving garden! It’s amazing the difference can make to your outlook by changing the form of some larger shrubs/trees and tidying the edges.

 

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Unruly conifers dominated the outlook, with wild grass at the edges, and pots cluttering the foreground

Unruly conifers dominated the outlook, with wild grass at the edges, and pots cluttering the foreground

Clipped, tidied, moved around :)

Clipped, tidied, moved around 🙂

Large row of conifers clipped and made into a formal hedge, large conifer tree to the right had lower branches removed to make a lollipop tree, bringing a feeling of light and space to the garden.  Untidy Philadelphus cut down and the large Rhododendron in the pot temporarily moved to fill the gap. Dead branches and crossing branches removed from the Prunus. Dead tree from behind the end of the conifer hedge removed, again allowing light to the hedge.

Roses taken out the pots and moved to the ground, a new small border has been created in front of the dead tree stump in the left corner, removing the dead grass area and creating a focal point.

Edges of lawn Strimmed and edged to bring back that tidy look and the gravel areas were weeded.  The Rudbeckias were staked and tidied and some low maintenance herbaceous stock was added to bring life to the border next spring.  The pots the roses were in were re-used to plant a bulb medley that should give an extended flowering period with iris, daffodils and tulips.  The tired red leaved Azalea that was struggling in the pot was moved to the border to be surrounded by the black Ophiogon grass making a stunning contrast.

Not a bad days work me thinks, and one very happy customer 🙂

 

Greenbank – front bed

Front bed different view

Front bed different view

Front bed de-turfed, turf has been stacked by garage upside down to make nutrient rich soil for raised beds later on

Front bed de-turfed, turf has been stacked by garage upside down to make nutrient rich soil for raised beds later on

Double digging the plot. Soil for half a spades depth and then rocks rocks and more rocks.

Double digging the plot. Soil for half a spades depth and then rocks rocks and more rocks.

Farmyard manure and topsoil added, strip one done

Farmyard manure and topsoil added, strip one done

A wheelbarrow full of rocks, two barrow loads per strip  are coming out

A wheelbarrow full of rocks, two barrow loads per strip are coming out

2nd strip done, and another explosion of ants oh joy!

2nd strip done, and another explosion of ants oh joy!

Greenback – The New Project!

Looking up the drive, front wall border

Looking up the drive, front wall border

Looking down the length of the garden from front wall to garage

Looking down the length of the garden from front wall to garage

Looking down the length of the garden from front wall to summerhouse

Looking down the length of the garden from front wall to summerhouse

Space between the garage and the summerhouse, aspirations for a raised bed veg plot here

Space between the garage and the summerhouse, aspirations for a raised bed veg plot here

Front bed different view

Front bed different view

Driveway in front of bungalow

Driveway in front of bungalow

Looking back at the bungalow from top of the garden

Looking back at the bungalow from top of the garden

Looking down the length of the garden from front wall to garage

Looking down the length of the garden from front wall to garage

View from the corner of the garden by the big conifers hiding the steps to the pub!

View from the corner of the garden by the big conifers hiding the steps to the pub!

More of the drive

More of the drive