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Please help! ....keeping my grass cut used to be too much effort. However I lost people a couple of years ago and one of the things that got me through was digging/building in my garden, it was mountainous and after the 1st summer it was compleatly relandscaped with walls to separate the new levels, now planting & I need robust, they were called billy boy and Lou.... Any suggestions are very welcome 



  • B3B3 Posts: 25,260

     Could we have some pictures and an idea of the soil and location?

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • djddeedjddee Posts: 4

    Defiantly! I will take and upload pics tomorrow due to light limitations. the ground is quite wet, due to being on quite a gradient, thank you

  • djddeedjddee Posts: 4



    the area I want to plant in receives a lot of sunlight but as previously mentioned it has a tendency to retain water in wet weather 

  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,293

    Are you looking for something like shrubs to give you year round ground cover and colour, or perennials/annuals for flowers, or a mixture of things?

  • Do you care about the grass?  Why not replace it with a pile of shrubs with a path that wanders through/round them.  Perhaps with room for a bench somewhere along the way.  That'll keep you busy!  It might turn your garden into a haven for butterflies.

    I'm in the process of buying some scented Daphne, it might sit quite well next to a bench.  

    The advice I can give you (I think) is first to pick a colour scheme.  Unless you are planting a wildflower meadow it can look better (more deliberate?) if you restrict your planting to two colours with an occasional splash of a third, vivid colour.

  • raisingirlraisingirl Posts: 6,655

    You have apples so roses will probably do well

    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first” 
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,053

    I'm with Bob, I'd lose the grass, have more planting and a little path to take you to a fave spot to have a bench and a little table ( big enough for a cuppa / beer / glass of wine)

    No grass means no mowing, means no lawn mower, means no storage needed for lawn mower. win,win win.

  • Ha ha ha ..... It's ok, I have been keeping on top of my lawn for the last couple of years and plan to turf it next year as I'm struggling to grow it thick enough with seeds

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