Hi All,

i have prepared my boarders with a good mixture of rotted farmyard manure, top soil and multi purpose compost. The garden is south facing with a fence on the left and short walls at the bottom and right.

I would love Alan Titchmarsh et al to turn up with a selection off plants and finish it off for me but thats not going to happen.

Does anyone have any tips plant lists that they could give me so I can have a lovely looking all year round garden. I probably have £1000 to spend on plants and shrubs.

Many Thanks!!


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,692

    Hi Gary. Can you give an idea of the size of borders you have and also whether you're looking for screening from other properties or views - ie trees, hedging etc. That would affect what you plant. Also, do you have likes or dislikes - no point in people suggesting cottage garden perennials if you like big foliage and jungly looking plants! image

  • A Photo of your canvass would be a good idea


  • Rosie31Rosie31 Posts: 483

    You lucky chap!  Everyone on this board is going to be itching to give you advice.  Do just give us a steer on the points people have raised above, though.  Also - what will you want to 'use' your garden for?  Have you a family, do you want space for swings and kicking footballs?  Do you see yourself wanting to spend time gardening, or do you want really low maintenance that you can plant once and then ignore?  How do you feel about growing vegetables / fruit and living off the land? 

    Whereabouts in the country are you?  Balmy Cornwall or chilly Aberdeen?

    Sorry for all the questions, but I promise we'll be able to help much more once you've answered them!

    You are going to have a fabulous time.  Very jealous. 




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