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English forest design for front garden.

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 20,034

    Hostas are best planted in spring in my experience which gives you time to find a supplier who will deliver by post or a nursery you can visit to selcet plants yourself.   Check out the RHS plant finder facility on their website.

    For stones and pebbles, best to go to a builders' merchants where prices will be better than in a garden centre.  If you buy enough, they'll deliver.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • greenlovegreenlove Posts: 143

    This may be a long shot but does anyone know what the plant that covers the ground in the photo below is called?

     

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 20,034

    celandine?   invasive weed but there are some forms that aren't so bad and are a bit more decorative.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • If the little yellow flower in the top left of the pic is attached to it, it's Lesser Celandine (quite invasive)

  • greenlovegreenlove Posts: 143

    I'll have a look at Celandine family and see what varietyies are not invasive. Seems like a nice plant and reminds me of my tropical aquarium in which I had a plant called Riccia which formed a lovely lush carpet.

  • greenlovegreenlove Posts: 143

    Some pictures of the garden.

    Before it was covered in grass which was horrible looking and stumps

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      And after much work of sifting all the roots from the soil with a shovel and by hand and planting some of the plants that will go in it the garden looks like this:

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