Non creative imagination

Thought i would show my front garden, when i moved in last year. it was  all grass, no borders and had a 6ft by 6ft square bit of mud. Its looking ok but wish it had a bit of oomph like a wow factor, after seeing the show gardens, you think how on earth do they think of these ideas?

Heres pics of front garden.

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 Grass is looking really patchy image

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 25,999

    Grass is fine, I think I can see some daisiesimage

    You might try being a bit more expansive, maybe not quite the right word, but in the bottom pic, rather than the small beds, have a larger curving bed to include all the little ones. Less edge cutting to deal with and more plant space. and broader beds round the edge big enough for a few shrubs to add height. Perhaps arbour and the seat in the top right

    I'm no designer though. I can do yours in theory better than my own in practiceimage

  • 1Runnybeak11Runnybeak1 Posts: 8,314

    CHRISTINE007.   Nothing wrong with that garden at all.  If it's your first attempt it's amazing.   Very colourful.    I'm not in the least bit artistic and just plant what I like, don't try and copy, it doesn't always work.   I think you have flair and maybe next year you will change it.     Your grass just needs a good watering, most lawns gopatchy after a hot spell, don't worry about it, just water it. image

  • nutcutlet wrote (see)

    Grass is fine, I think I can see some daisiesimage

    You might try being a bit more expansive, maybe not quite the right word, but in the bottom pic, rather than the small beds, have a larger curving bed to include all the little ones. Less edge cutting to deal with and more plant space. and broader beds round the edge big enough for a few shrubs to add height. Perhaps arbour and the seat in the top right

    I'm no designer though. I can do yours in theory better than my own in practiceimage

    Thank you, where the seat is has huge bit L shaped bricks 2 of them, my son dug that part up as it was all mud, found these huge things and had nowhere to put them or lift them, so he out them back,next to the seat is a baldy patch where tip of L shaped big boulder shows, just under surface.

    How do you curve i have an edger but how do you make a curve? Do you mean curve it round the 2 squares to include them in a big bed?

  • 1Runnybeak1 wrote (see)

    CHRISTINE007.   Nothing wrong with that garden at all.  If it's your first attempt it's amazing.   Very colourful.    I'm not in the least bit artistic and just plant what I like, don't try and copy, it doesn't always work.   I think you have flair and maybe next year you will change it.     Your grass just needs a good watering, most lawns gopatchy after a hot spell, don't worry about it, just water it. image

     

    Thank you, next year yes i plan to try and change it all, but need a creative mind lol. xx

  • 1Runnybeak11Runnybeak1 Posts: 8,314

    Myself, Christine, I would get rid of the two small beds on the lawn.  But maybe next year as you have only just done them.  I think you have enough space in you borders for flowers and shrubs.   You could make a curved border in the top right of your garden and maybe add a small tree or shrub. 

  • Gosh theres a lot of daisies in that pic lol  Nutcutlet i take it that means grass needs cut? Its not that long? imageimageimage

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 7,864

    The easiest way to make a curve is to lay a hosepipe around the area and use a spade to follow the shape. image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • YviestevieYviestevie Kingswinford, West MidlandsPosts: 4,789

    Use a hose to mark out the curve you like, I usually then just use the edger to cut round but some people mark the curve in sand befor making the cut. 

    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • 1Runnybeak1 wrote (see)

    Myself, Christine, I would get rid of the two small beds on the lawn.  But maybe next year as you have only just done them.  I think you have enough space in you borders for flowers and shrubs.   You could make a curved border in the top right of your garden and maybe add a small tree or shrub. 

     

    Thank you, a small tree sounds like a fab idea, do you mean get rid of the 2 small squares?

    The border on the left is not very deep s it seems to have old slabs under it, cant get them out, i have about 6 inch of depth in there thats it. the other border is full of cement i have been digging it out as i plant and adding compost.

  • YviestevieYviestevie Kingswinford, West MidlandsPosts: 4,789

    Snap Bob.image

    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
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