Side Bar of Shame!
As one of the thousands on Furlough since April I've had to take a step back and look at myself. Signing up for a RHS garden design qualification has been one of them. Our local website asked for some garden clearance. My OH (under gardener) went to price the job, strimming, weed clearance etc. I suggested that it may be prudent if i went along.....turns out, a beautiful cottage with approx an acre of garden but no flowers. The lady would like some help; she is focused on a border close to the house with shrubs (rhodis, pieris, roses) that have been hacked/neglected into .... sure is ugly specimens!! I have offered to redesign this FOC as a basis for my assignment for the RHS course. I often use the 'Side Bar of Shame', a nursery bed that I put ugly ducklings into hoping they will turn into swans. Question is: do I chop her ugly roses/shrubs etc. to about 6 inches and replant them in the side bar, will they transform??