My patch of Earth
The people who used to own my house had rose bushes all over the garden. Sadly I have two small children who want to play out and not free time, so I disappeared them.
Leaving: A flat space that I have grassed over: happy toddlers.
And..... a slopey, 5 x 5 patch of Earth with steps up one side, a row of tree stumps along the top and frequent lumps of concrete (I think they had steps gonig up and possible dividers for 3 historic terraces: it is pretty steep. Gets the sun.
There is a lonely, skinny stick of holly growing out of a surprisingly fat, sturdy root towards midle (well, 1/3 down and towards the middle acrossways actually, so a bit annoyingly palced) that I haven't the heart to destroy at the moment.
There is also a ca-ton-i-as-ta? bush looking a bit sorry at the edge at the top, blocking the path and almsot choked in grass and trailers. Hard to get underneath to clear the way. I am considering getting rid of it...?
The main natural life is dandilions - and because of the concrete, I can't always dig out the roots.
I don't have time, inclination, building skills or money to be building walls or terracing it properly, not for 5 years or more. I want to do something EASY.
Currently digging it over on my week off with a view to 'putting something in' - but what?
Mother in law says I should put black plastic over it and cut holes in it, then plant buhes? I like raspberries and blackberries but mil says I'll never keep them in check?
I am not a gardener, but do want to have a garden of some kind. More inclined to flowers than food. WOuld jsut grass it over, but the concrete and gradient are a problem. Please help!