My garden clean up

Well I have just started a project with the grandfather, to clean up the garden in our new house. The previous owner had slabbing everywhere. Going for the low maintenance garden, which was more of the no maintenance garden, over grown with weeds.

Here is a few photos of our progress so far. Any comments and advice welcome.

 The small sleepers and strip of bark was put in place to cover a 1 foot wide sill which edges the pavement. The supports for the fence also has two big dollops of concrete on top of it. The concrete dollops where stopping it draining properly, and we were getting puddles at the front. So this seemed an easy solution to hide it and improve the drainage.

I still have a fair bit more work to go. There is also a wheel barrow planter to go in that big gap. I plan on planting nasturtiums in and around it to drape over the small sleepers.

I have never gardened before so I am a total novice. But I am having loads of fun so far.







  • 4thPanda4thPanda Posts: 4,145

    Looking good image What have you planted Gerard?

  • LorrainePLorraineP Posts: 212

    Great job, Panda, you should be proud of your efforts.   image

  • 4thPanda4thPanda Posts: 4,145

    I would love to take the credit Lorraine, but Gerard and his grandfather did all the hard work image image

  • MrsGardenMrsGarden Posts: 3,736

    Well done Gerard, looks great

  • Great transformation Gerard looks fabulous image
  • philippa smith2philippa smith2 Posts: 6,182

    Gerard............what a transformation...........Gold Star I think image

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 14,684

    what a difference. Well done you guys.


  • From the left hand side to the right. I have fatsias, cordylines, Hebb, Hellebores, Aqualegia, Rodedendrones, lavender, ivy, bleeding hearts and a couple more there I cant remember the name for. (sorry about the spelling image)

    I've tried to plant as much as I can to give it some structure through the year, however I know the bleeding hearts, aqualegia and hellebores will die away and come back. I will plant a few kiwi hostas in the shady corner with the fatsias.

    I am also planning on painting the fence black once we get some good weather.

  • 4thPanda4thPanda Posts: 4,145

    Thank you image

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,168

    It is going to look greatimage Show us some pics as the plants develop?

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