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As this helpful sign near work reminds me, it’s National Gardening Week this week (ending today, I’m so on the ball!), so here’s a few pictures of our new tiny, north facing garden of which I have no idea what to do with…

The garden

The garden

The garden

The previous owner liked his plants and due to the horrible wet conditions we had before the move, he had to leave the majority of his (very nice) pots in the garden. He also left us a water butt and a compost bin full of lovely looking compost. Thank you! The plants left are wonderful. We have a number of David Austin roses, a wisteria climbing the wall next to the front door, a gorgeous honeysuckle and few camellias and I have seen a few lovely hyacinths peeping through the bed at the back of the garden too. The place is going to look amazing in the summer.

The garden

The garden

But the garden is full to the brim with pots of various sizes and I think we’re going to have to find a new home for most of them – pots, limited space and a toddler don’t really mix! Then there’s the rockery in the centre of the garden. There’s some great lavender plants and a healthy sage as well as a few rambling rockery plants, but I think we’re going to have to move the plants and keep that area clear and just have a space with a few paving stones and gravel.

The garden

It feels like sacrilege getting rid of so many plants, but space is more important sadly. And there’s nowhere to plant any vegetables! *weeps a little*. Does anyone out there have any other ideas on improving the space? Would anyone like some plants?

30 April, 2013

Charlotte

Mama, music lover, London dweller, baker, maker, wanderer.

5 Comments

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    Becboc

    22 April, 2013

    I’m happy to adopt a couple of pots! and a lawnmower if that’s still going!

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    Flighty

    23 April, 2013

    I wouldn’t do to much this year but see what grows, and what you like, then plan for next year. I would do away with the rockery and think about containers for flowers and vegetables. Being north facing I presume that any sunshine is limited which you’ll also have to take into account. Make use of any vertical space.
    Lots to think about, and read up on I guess. Have fun, and happy gardening. xx

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      Charlotte

      30 April, 2013

      Sensible advise, thank you! Yeah, we won’t do too much, but keep an eye on where the sun goes during the day. The garden’s looking really lovely at the moment, there plants that are there are starting to look stunning, I will post more pictures soon!

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    littlestarandme

    24 April, 2013

    We’d love to adopt a plant! Our garden still looks bare. I agree with not rushing, but I’m sure what ever you do will look lovely.

    • Reply

      Charlotte

      30 April, 2013

      I think everywhere looks bare at the moment what with the terribly cold spring, but things seem to be going up a gear or two now. You are welcome to many pots, pop round when you are free!

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