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Garden corners, making them easy to access

My garden is North facing. The bottom right corner of the garden is the sunniest spot hence lots of plants fighting to be in that small corner. I can only plant along the right side and the back fence. 

The right corner is sort of a testing corner too. My plan is to reduce the amount of plants (there aren't many but they do multiply). I cannot access rogue weeds even with a hoe. 

How do you design garden corners in a smallish garden so that you can go around it too? Eg I realised one plant is much shorter than the one planted in front but I can't get to it to move it. 


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 81,408
    I think we need some photos. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 48,014
    Plenty of plants suitable for shade, if that's what you're worried about with a north facing site  :)
    Photos need though, as @Dovefromabove says.

    Click on the icon that looks like a mountain on a postcard and follow instructions  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • Not looking for plant ideas :) 
    Just how people layout their simple corners to be able to reach everything including climbers against the fence. 
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 48,014
    I don't really understand the question to be honest.
    Most people just tread carefully when accessing the back of borders. I can only assume your corners would be the same. 
    The odd stepping stone/paving slab or similar might help.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 SomersetPosts: 10,209
    I leave a gap for a small paving stone or two for access amongst my larger borders.
  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 6,352
    I incorporate stepping stones to access the back of the border. The plants growing in front/around disguise them. If you can access from the left-hand side, you could leave a gap between the climbers/back row of plants against the fence, from which you can prune/dead-head the back stuff and then weed the middle stuff, the front plants weeded/tended from the front.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 48,014
    That's what I do too, although I only have a couple of deeper borders - even a couple of bricks provides a stepping stone for access.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • edhelkaedhelka GwyneddPosts: 2,267
    Do you have that many plants there that you don't have anywhere to step? I have deep shrub borders that are hard to access but I can always somehow creep in there, not that it's comfortable but doable.
  • It's the fact that they spread out/multiply eg bananas so it makes it more difficult but a brick sounds like a good idea. The garden slopes downwards so it's just an awkward corner but the best place for sun loving plants. Thanks for the ideas.
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 23,642
    I just put the odd broken slab behind mine. Even if it gets covered there's a bit of solid ground underneath
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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