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Hello there, I have recently moved into a new house and would love to do something with my front garden.

i have no experience at all so have just got a bench set and potted some flowers to sit on top of 2 of the 4 manholes that's are dotted about the small grass area as seen. They are a bit of a pest to have there but nothing can be done. 

any ideas to make it pretty will be great :)

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  • LoxleyLoxley NottinghamPosts: 4,619

    You could have borders along the sides, in line with the manholes, so that shrubs or flowers disguise them. (Flop over them).

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,030

    You need to consider several thing before going any further-

    What do you want to use the space for?  Sitting, eating out in, playing for grown ups or kids or both, looking attractive, pottering in or low maintenance, ornamental plants or some herbs and/or veggies.

    Which way does it face?  How cold does it get in winter?   What's the soil? - sand, loam, clay, silt, stony, acid, alkaline, well drained, moist, fertile, poor??????????????

    Tell us more and then we can make some decent suggestions.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,430

    Its a front garden Obs so I expect they would like it to look pretty. You mention the pots on two of the four manhole covers that you have. I like WillDB's suggestion. I also think that you could get two more pretty pots to stand on the other manhole covers with permanent planting arrangements.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,030

    Yes LB, but if there's no back garden it may have to serve several purposes.

    Another question - does the OP want privacy?

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,430

    Have you looked at the picture Obs? Can you imagine having a vegetable plot there? Angela has mentioned a bench set so I am assuming she wishes to sit out there. I certainly wouldn't want to eat in full view of the neighbourhood. image

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
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