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Constantly flooded border, what is my best option?

Front garden border flooded almost all year round - house sits at the bottom of a steep road, so probably below natural water level. Solution needs to be low maintenance as very hard to dig/weed. Is it better to 1) build it up with grit/soil/sand and plant irises, fritillaries etc. Or 2) build a makeshift wooden deck/cover to hide the area, with maybe irises etc popping through holes in the wood? I appreciate it may sink but it won’t be sat on/walked on!

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,169
    A pond?
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Good idea and if it was my garden I might do that. But it is my brother’s council house front garden so needs to be fairly traditional
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,169
    A bog garden.  Unless someone steps on it they’ll never know....🤫
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • I shall do a bit of research into creating - thank you!
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,518
    pansyface said:
    A bog garden
    There’s some gorgeous plants to be grown in a bog garden ... astilbe, mimulus,  candelabra primulas, zantedeschia ... 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • it was actually my childhood garden (I’m now 47!) and I remember they had candelabra primulas which I thought were amazing as a child. I will look up the others, thank you. I now need to work out how to cheaply mulch/landscape the rest of the garden - just found out how expensive gravel is! My brother is a carer and has zero time (or inclination) to do the garden which is just a mass of weeds we somehow need to control! Thanks again
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,518
    Candelabras are just gorgeous aren’t they @owenlesley2 😊. We live near to here https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairhaven_Woodland_and_Water_Garden

    over 50,000 of them  <3

    https://www.fairhavengarden.co.uk/


    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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