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Is it just me or does anybody else do their new planting plans in a, lets say, slightly over thought-out way?



  • Nothing remotely like that happens here!  image

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  • bulkerbbulkerb Posts: 258

    wow looks like your going to need a full time gardener just to put them in let alone care for them lol!

    my new bed is part on paper and part in my tiny little mind

  • B3B3 Posts: 24,482

    I think it's a very select group of gardeners

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • lol. So that's a yes then!  The spreadsheet I did many years ago to decide on a holiday destination should have confirmed my suspicions. I only do this planting plan once a year, honest gov, and normally it's just squash em in wherever there's a space. 

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 35,817

    For anyone who has an already established garden that is scary. With a blank canvas that could be ok. Send it off to Adam image

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  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,309

    Sorry K on G - I just giggled when I saw that   image

    I make proper, hand drawn plans. When I moved here the whole place was measured and the design done on paper as to where beds etc would go. Some things have been added, some changed, but essentially the layout of the garden is the way I planned it. 

    I have a drawing of it on the 'pooter somewhere....image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,748

    I've only done planting plans on paper when clients were paying me to do it.

  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 Posts: 5,150

    This spring I laid my seed packets out on the floor to help me decide on the colour schemes for my pots of annuals. Grouped them according to the pretty pictures.

    Garden plans are roughly sketched on a bit of A4 with a pencil, similar to the way Adam planned his veg plot on Friday's GW.

  • Is that one big border? Are those all new plants? How excitingimage

    I have only multiple drawings of varying quality and 700 lists. I've started dating them so I know which is the latest and best ideaimage

    Wearside, England.
  • those are two borders established 3 years ago.  Roughly 50% of those plants will stay where they are, and the other 50% will be moved elsewhere within the beds. There are no new plants involved, but it's still quite daunting. If we didn't do the plan, with so many things to do at the same time, it would be World War 3 with me and the OH about what should go where.  

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