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Triangular garden with small depth borders - NEED HELP!!

Hi there,

My brother and I are coming to the end of a big 18 month renovation of our first house.

The garden is the last of our tasks (See in images).

Current thinking is to utilise low box plants with some scented climbers to provide both cover for the fences and some lovely scents. However, we are pretty novice at this so looking for expert advice!

South facing facing garden.

Have had a feed installed below the block work so can have uplighters installed to add an extra touch.

(Excuse the weeds and mess, they are next on my list for tomorrow!)

All of your sound advice on what to plant is welcomed!

Huge thanks!



  • UpNorthUpNorth Posts: 376
    What budget?   

    I think the first advice most would give, is ditch that block paving.  It is getting in the way of having reasonable depth beds.

    Do you know whether soil is sandy and dry or do you get standing water for days after rainfall?
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,665
    I was thinking the same. I would take up the block paving first. The best design solution for a triangular garden is to put as big a circle as you can get in the middle. That way you have more depth of borders around the circle and you can 'lose' the corner with a largish evergreen shrub. Depending on what you want to use the garden for and how much maintenance you want to do, the circle could either be the relaid blocks, gravel or lawn. As Upnorth says, you need to find out what type of soil you've got and any drainage issues.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
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