No Man's Land - or Woman's :-)

FloBearFloBear Posts: 2,281

I have had a few rows of paving laid in front of the conservatory and now have an empty section between it and the old path across to the shed. I am wondering what would be good to plant there. I will probably have a couple of stepping stones in line with the conservatory door and I need a bit of room to walk round the pond which is just off the left of the photo. Nothing too high but I don't want grass because the chickens will scratch it up. It's sunny during the mornings in summer other wise shade / partial shade, well-drained, slightly alkaline.

Thanks in advance for suggestions. Flo x




  • LilylouiseLilylouise Posts: 1,014
    Flo - some scented plants would be nice - a Sarcacocca maybe?Skimmias are low growing,too . What about some herbs? I will keep thinking image

    Pam LL x
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 24,525

    Some good evening smellies, nicotiana? for when you sit out there after a hard days graft. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 45,175

    Oh yes Nut -evening scent - Hesperis Matronalis image

    and some Night-scented phlox, and Zaluzianskya Ovata - wonderful perfumes in the evening.

    If you stop taking chances, you'll stay where you sit. You won't live any longer, but it'll feel like it.” 
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 24,525

    Sorted then. Hesperis for early summer, nicotiana, (I'd go for N. affinis), for late summer.

  • maybe a few different types of hostas!!

    or a herb garden, maybe thymes and varying lavenders?!!

    Japanese Acer


    Thats the hard part with gardening so many lovely plants and flowers but which theme to choose!!

    im in the same predicament at the mo after moving into a new house in sept, and a very uncared for south facing garden, with no plants just a lawn!!


  • FloBearFloBear Posts: 2,281

    Thank you kind people for your suggestions. I think I'm going to end up with quite a lot of herby/ scenty things I think. Pam, I have a sarcococca in a pot and was thinking about using it there. In fact I want them all!!! I love the idea of evening smellies.

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