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oldcrocks back garden 1

oldcrocks back garden 1

Outside my back door, anyone any ideas what I can do to make the garden better

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You've plenty of pots about putting some bushes and plants in them and displaying them in groupings around your paved areas?

There are loads of ideas in GoyPedia if you look under Pots/Tubs at the alphabetical index at the bottom of this page.

Here's a link you can cut & paste into your browser

I hope looking through the GoyPedia pages will give you some inspiration and as you say you aren't too mobile pots are easy to prepare...even sitting down. Just be cautious about the weight of them when resiting them.

I hope you enjoy GoY and get lots of ideas for your garden.

18 Apr, 2011


Hi Old Crock ...

Yes, the suggestions by Whistonlass are good ones ... for GoYpedia, just scroll to the base of the page, and click on the alphabet and then you'll see headings you can click on ...

I am editor for some of the GoYpedia categories, such as Flower Pot People, Small Gardens, Gnomes, Houseleeks, etc.

I like the look of your garden... nice big patio area :o)

If you can indicate the type of soil you have .. acidic or alkaline or neutral... and where is north, south, east, west.. i.e. where the sun is during the day... those things will all guide us to help you more.

18 Apr, 2011


I like your garden and if it were mine I would make the side flower beds much deeper and add some flowering shrubs to give height, and plant those pots with lots of annuals in time for colour this summer.

18 Apr, 2011


I dk who set out your garden but the design is very good. It is a very livable space. I agree with all the advice given above, especially about looking in the A-Z. What we like is such a personal thing that your best bet is to look at lots of ideas and then come back with questions about specific things which interest you. You have a very colourful spring garden but I notice you do not seem to have any spring bulbs. Because they are low growing they give an extra dimension. You can plant themin the autumn to flower in the spring. How about a couple of summer flowering clematis. They do not grow as vigorously as the spring ones and they can flower for quite a few weeks. Roses either a shrub rose in the border looking to the left from the patio, or some patio roses in your pots would give summer long flowers. I look forward to hearing what you decide to add.

18 Apr, 2011


If the patio is south facing ,why not have large pots ( which you can get wheels for) and have a small wicker obelisk or something similar and grow sweet peas for the lovely perfume or a scented pillar rose or any other climber you fancy.I agree with whistonlass and would also have shrubs in them .Evergreens would be best such as photinia or a viburnam.There are also some lovely decidious ones such as philadelphus. Another lovely evergreen is choisya . Have fun and dont overdo it.You could put them in groups with a climber in the centre and then finish it off with garden ornaments.

16 May, 2011

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