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I asked in the Plants forum for suggestions for planting our newly remodelled garden.  I thought a couple of images of what we have might help.  2 before and 2 after, each pair from roughly comparable positions.











  • addictaddict Posts: 659

    What an amazing transformation. Looks like you have worked really hard image

  • Nice 


  • MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,951

    Oh wow wow wow, how exciting. It looking great. Can't wait to see the seating area planted up.



  • KT53KT53 Posts: 8,457

    I can't claim credit for the hard landscaping.  I had the professionals in to do that!  Our design ideas but I don't have the expertise or equipment to convert the ideas into reality.  Two very dodgy knees and a hip going the same way make sure of that.  Hopefully we will now be able to manage things from here on forward.

  • greenlovegreenlove Posts: 164

    Wow, absolutely gorgeous. KT, has that bamboo been trained to grow that way or does it grow like that naturally? Do you know what variety it is?

  • Looks great KT, love the seating area image

  • chickychicky Posts: 10,391

    Looks wonderful - you must be really pleased.

    what was the verdict on the planting plan - have you got some ideas now for "what" and "where" ??

  • KT53KT53 Posts: 8,457

    Yes we have some ideas for what and where but are deliberately taking our time about putting the ideas into action.  Better to act slowly and be happy with the result than to rush in headlong and then want to change it again later.

    Ref the bamboo, it's in a bed just contained by 4"deep path edging boards.  There has been some limited 'escape' but nothing we can't control.  Not all bamboo is wildly invasive.  I can't remember the variety but its Phyllostachys.

  • Beautiful garden, well done KT. 

  • KT53KT53 Posts: 8,457

    Thanks Heather, but what you see in the photo's is what we retained from the old planting.  We have just started planting up but that's a long(ish) term project.  The side borders are both about 100'; the 2 raised beds roughly 10' x 3 1/2' and a total of about 50' of trellis.

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