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Plan for rear of garden

Hello,

ive sketched up this plan - any feedback would be very welcome. Some facts about the space.

- morning sun, then some evening dappled sun from behind
- a little problematic with draining in winter and a little dry in summer, but I’m building up with manure and compost by at least 6inches (the tree and fatsia are mound planted in anticipation)

any help and opinions welcome!


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  • Updated cleaned up area! New compost
  • ElferElfer Posts: 329
    You'll need to consider height of each plant in your arrangement so that those at rear are not blocked by the ones in front. Not sure which variety of those listed you are planning on planting so can't really comment. 
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,299
    Grasses prefer sun,dry conditions, completely the opposite of the other plants you mentioned
  • Thanks for the input! What would you suggest alternatively? Nanny Beach said:
    Grasses prefer sun,dry conditions, completely the opposite of the other plants you mentioned

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,246
    Have a look at carex rather than grasses ... some of them are happy with some shade. 
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  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 6,548
    I like your landscaping/paths, looks good, tho I’m not sure what the two timber posts are for, they look a bit marooned! Are you putting a crossbar on it to create a viewing frame or a framework for growing stuff on?

    Is your ‘Trimmed stem timber bamboo’ going to be a living plant or just decorative dried bamboo canes? I hope the latter! Timber bamboo, better known as phyllostachys, is a large running bamboo, so never recommended for planting in the ground especially in a small urban garden. Some grow it in large pots and don’t let it root in the ground, but, like the fatsia, will get very large, so do check out eventual sizes (height and width) when planning what goes where and how many plants to buy.
  • Have a look at carex rather than grasses ... some of them are happy with some shade. 
    Thank you!!! I’ll research!
  • Thanks @Nollie so the timber posts, the one to the left will be cut down short, I’m making a small bench there and the right hand line will be a worktop / kitchen area with bbq.

    bamboo is will be growing in the ground. I have a bit of experience here, I dig in a barrier and trim it back. I’m looking at a clump so may look at Fargesia also
  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 6,548
    Ah, construction work in progress then, sounds good.

    I would very seriously consider a Fargesia instead, there are some beautiful varieties, including with colourful canes. The other is often wrongly sold as a clumper and can behave like one in the UK for many, many years, until it doesn’t. Even with your experience, it has been known to break out of concrete tanks!
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