This is the back border of my garden. There’s a huge acer tree hanging over from a neighbouring garden and a buddleia in mine. These have both cut out a lot of light and stopped rain reaching the plants. The neighbour is now regularly pruning the tree and I’ve kept on top of the buddleia. The soil in this border is terrible so I’ve been working to improve it for the last couple of years; spreading good compost over the border along with coffee grounds from the cafe at work.
When I first inherited the garden, nothing at all would grow here - not even weeds. Now, I have regular self-seeders growing here such as nigella, poppies, honesty and sweet Williams. I also have lots of worms in the soil where before there was nothing - not even slugs and snails!
This week I’ve planted several shrubs, roses*, everlasting sweet pea,
daffodils, aliums and glory of the snow to ensure colour all year round. I’m really pleased with the results and am looking forward to seeing the shrubs grow and fill the gaps over the next couple of years. I’m also hoping a hedgehog will one day inhabit the hedgehog house. Must cut a hole in the fence! 🦔 *The bud pictured is from a David Austin Lady of Shallott rose that I found for £12.99 this week! #garden #cottagegarden #shrubs #gardenproblems #gardenproblemssolved #redrobinshrub #osteospermum #dublinbayrose #ladyofshallottrose #davidaustinroses #plumbago #ceratostigmawillmottianum #cyclamen #viola #agastacheapricotsprite #poppy #honesty #hedgehoghouse #theadventuresofmontydonna