Hello @newprojectgarden and hope you are settling into your new home. Just to let you know of our experience of fence painting, I hope you don’t mind. Our neighbours in our old house painted their side of the fence, black. Didn’t tell us and we woke one morning to find our side of fence covered in black dribbles. Completely spoiled our side, they had taken no care whatsoever, to stop it dribbling through. We were very disgruntled. We had to sand it all off ( which took ages and we’re not spring chickens!) and then repaint our side. Hopefully you will be a lot more careful and considerate than our neighbours were ( particularly if using a dark colour). Good luck and enjoy your new garden..👍
It's looking beautiful 😀 What would you like to do eventually? Pond? Bench?
a lot about the space I have this year, shady spots, dry ground areas
etc. I am now planning what to do next.
My priority is to
create some privacy with hedges. ( I'm patient..so I know I won't
have the privacy for a few years)
The bottom end of
the garden is quite dry, I believe due to the small woodland area on
the other side of the fence. The large trees must suck up the
moisture in summer as the grass never grew very well there without
the help of a sprinkler.
My plan is to turn
the bottom end of the garden into a rock/gravel garden, separated
from the rest of the garden by a hedge. I have got my hands on some
great weathered stones for use when I'm ready (they were free).
The hedge would be a
bit in front of the line I drew,with a meter or so gap entrance
somewhere (maybe a small path going through the border on the right
Having an area of
the garden that no one could see into would be really nice. I could
put a bench in there and depending on how the hedge effects light,
plant suitable plants.
I would move the
pear tree I have planted up against the back fence to somewhere alone
the left fence.
I am also planning
cutting out the same shape border on the left hand side as is on the
right. So if you can imagine the 2 ends of the borders meet the hedge
on either side, if that makes sense?!