Small, North-Facing Garden
We've recently bought a house with a small, north-facing garden. We are fairly clueless about gardening but keen to keep a tidy garden and perhaps grow a few edibles. Hopefully this link will work for images.
Any suggestions for the front? As you can see, we have a small hedge. I'm not thrilled with it for a few reasons but don't know if anything can/should be done. One is that it's been planted in a tiny strip of land, so it is starting to bring up the paving stones behind it. Another issue is that it looks a bit strange over winter, as some of it is full and some sparse. It offers privacy, however. And I have seen a few birds enjoying it.
I'd also like to balance it out with something near the other corner of the house. I had hoped for a small tree, maybe a Juneberry? But don't know if it is possible to plant anything there as there is a metal plate in the ground.
We get sun in the front but not much in the back, so wasn't sure if we could plant one or two edibles out there, or perhaps a window box with flowers.
In the back we don't have much space, but the lawn seems to be doing well. We have no clue what's already there but have gotten some help in identification from another forum.
Could I plant some sort of climber along that side wall in the back garden? It faces east and likely wouldn't get much sun, if any.
Or perhaps a climber on the side of the house? I love the idea of roses somewhere.
Sorry for the long post! Looking for any ideas on where to start. What would you do if this was your garden?