Planted too many plants!
So, we moved to a new home with a completely bare garden. We had a retaining wall put in, a patio and pergola. I went crazy on buying plants and trees, plus I had brought plants from our old house and we were also given about 10 good sized plants from people digging up a road and shrubs near our house (no idea if these will survive).
The garden looks itty bitty now. It needs tying together, which I have attempted with ferns but do I just wait now and see what happens? I feel a bit stressed!
let's have a look then
In the sticks near Peterborough
I'll get some photos tomorrow.
Will it take long to fill out?
Depends on the space you have and what you've planted May.
A bare plot can be daunting - especially if you've previously had a mature garden. Don't worry - get a few pix on and you'll get some help and advice and maybe a little reassurance
I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
Once you've finished planting everything and it all grows you'll feel less stressed.
It'll all look better when the plants get settled. Give it a bit of time
My front garden looks a bit bare, I measured the final plant size and made sure they all had lots of space. It will take about 3 years for it to fill out so I just plant cosmos in the gaps until it's filled out, something uniform with nice foliage.
In winter I'm hoping the evergreen planting will take over.
I can't work out how to upload photos. It doesn't do anything.
The back boarder looks messy. We have a 10 footish wall with fence on top so I planted evegreen honeysuckle and clematis which really aren't growing. In front of that a gunera and 3 dogwoods but I ended up with two types. Then 4 Himilayan silver birch trees. Dotted around various ferns and Solomon's Seal and a white bleeding heart.
To the left it is a shallow bed and has a smoke tree, two red robin, a dwarf white buddleja and hydrangea limelight all along the fence line.
At the front over the sunken patio I have a white hydrangea, a couple of spiderweb fatsias, phormium, blood grass, ferns, magnolia, white bergonias, honey berry.
On the right a Chinese Virginia creeper (another 10 foot odd wall / fence combination ) few free shrubs, lilac, Garrya, verbernum opulus. Amelanchier as a tree.
It all looks rather hickeldy pickeldy but I guess because they are still small?
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A gunnera - I hope you have a massive garden because they are the T Rex of plants.
Clematis often take time to establish well, my last one took 3 years unless it's a montana or something similar.
I'd give it a couple of years and fill in with annuals for now.
My garden is very much smaller than my previous one but Gunneras are my favourite plant. I have left it a large space; but I guess that section will look very bare there in Winter.