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sloping strip

I have a long strip of garden running the length of the house to the side. It slopes from the road to the side wall of the house-drops around 2 feet and is around 5 feet wide. Currently planted with boring evergreen shrubs, a smattering of bark and many weeds! Any ideas how I can make it look tidy with little maintenance? Thanks


  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053
    Pull all the weeds or treat carefully with weedol. Put lots more bark on it. Then over the years replace the shrubs with more interesting ones. Have a wander around other people's gardens and see what you like. Aim for something in bloom every month of the year. Go for smallish growing shrubs so you don't spend too much time cutting them back. Perennials would be another option but require more maintenance unless you just grow ground cover.
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  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 22,698

    Is it sunny or shady or both?

    Is it dry or wet, sandy or clay?

    Is it windy?

    As Jo asks, these are important considerations.

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  • Thanks all. The slope is across the width from the kerbstone to the house. There is no boundary wall/fence. It is sunny and partly shady, clay soil, not windy. The shrubs are planted across the whole expanse

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