Oh how I love a project! And now it's the front garden's turn to get the makeover. We've been here for four years now, and the front garden has just 'been there' really. It's the traditional lawn with shrubs around the edge. Two large forsythias, lovingly clipped into spheres by the previous owner, a couple of box, a couple of evergreen viburnums and an Olearia.
|The viburnums on the right are an essential windbreak, so they will stay.|
|The Olearia to the right was getting too large - it's now gone!|
|Here you can see the gap in the windbreak to the left of the viburnums|
|My Fascicularia bicolor, tightly packed in a pot, will feature in the new front garden.|
The idea is to plant several beds of plants into the gravel. Most of the planting will take place in the spring, but I have made a start with some autumn planting, to give some plants a chance to settle in and toughen up during the winter.
|These plants don't look like much at the moment but they are part of the big plan!|
|Nepeta and Centaurea from my mum's garden.|
|Griselinia will form part of the new windbreak.|
|I took this photo to prove the sun made it through the mist today, at last!|
And finally, here's my plan for the planting!
|It looks a mess, but at least I understand it!|