So here is a *very* scrappy plan of where we are heading. I thought I should post one for the record.
In other news, I’m looking forward to meeting a local gardening company this weekend to talk planting plans. Not sure of that’s a job I definitely want to farm out, but when you are not experienced or green fingered at gardening then it might well be a sensible move.
Put it this way: if I got 70% of the planting right – and by that I mean that I plant things that will look nice together, together. And that I do not over or under order the number of plants. And I put plants in a place in the garden they are going to thrive naturally because it will not be too bright or too shady. And they are not prone to disease. And I bought versions of the plant from a garden centre that were healthy in the first place and ensured there was colour throughout the garden throughout the year… – so if I got all of that right most of the time and wasn’t exhausted by it – then the 30% of the time I get it wrong as a newbie could cost me hundreds of pounds. Industry professionals would perhaps also be able to coordinate ordering and best prices of plants from nurseries. So, put all this together and to me, it makes sense to work with the experts because I will save money and time in the long run… and hopefully it will also be a fun, creative process to be involved with.
… All that said, don’t get me wrong! – I still want to experiment with the odd hanging basket or two myself!! But for the big stuff this might prove the smarter and easier option.
Now I’ve got to find the right people to work with to do the planting plan…
Let the interviewing commence 😉
>>> February 26, 2014 at 4:46 pm UPDATE>>>
An astute blog reader has just emailed to say they are ‘slightly concerned’ about the area near the bike shed labelled “grave” !
I would like to reassure readers that when popping a border on my picture of the plan, I accidentally cut the dislocated letter “L” from the end of the word GRAVEL !!!