As this helpful sign near work reminds me, it’s National Gardening Week this week (ending today, I’m so on the ball!), so here’s a few pictures of our new tiny, north facing garden of which I have no idea what to do with…
The previous owner liked his plants and due to the horrible wet conditions we had before the move, he had to leave the majority of his (very nice) pots in the garden. He also left us a water butt and a compost bin full of lovely looking compost. Thank you! The plants left are wonderful. We have a number of David Austin roses, a wisteria climbing the wall next to the front door, a gorgeous honeysuckle and few camellias and I have seen a few lovely hyacinths peeping through the bed at the back of the garden too. The place is going to look amazing in the summer.
But the garden is full to the brim with pots of various sizes and I think we’re going to have to find a new home for most of them – pots, limited space and a toddler don’t really mix! Then there’s the rockery in the centre of the garden. There’s some great lavender plants and a healthy sage as well as a few rambling rockery plants, but I think we’re going to have to move the plants and keep that area clear and just have a space with a few paving stones and gravel.
It feels like sacrilege getting rid of so many plants, but space is more important sadly. And there’s nowhere to plant any vegetables! *weeps a little*. Does anyone out there have any other ideas on improving the space? Would anyone like some plants?