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Discussion in 'Gardening Discussions' started by fumanchu, Mar 22, 2018.

  1. fumanchu

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    What can I do here? I know it's a god-awful mess, but we are old, ill, not strong or fit - the back garden is 90% grass on a slope, and we aren't able to landscape it to level it out. I was thinking here of maybe a wee box hedge along that back fence? I don't want anything high as there's a lovely view from there and I like to sit and enjoy it.
     

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      I'm not sure to be honest which is a bit of a useless reply to your post but I just wanted to welcome you back to the forum, :snorky: :dbgrtmb:
       
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        I, personally think it's lovely :spinning: what a view! If I was lucky enough to have that outlook I would do very little :) Bearing in mind your want for low maintenance I would buy some nice pots to dot about and have them filled with annuals/ bedding. You can stand them in the border to give a little height and plant low growing ground cover between them. Enjoy your garden, it's a beut :wub2:
         
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          Hello @fumanchu ... how about a bird feeding station - and maybe a few pots :)
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            Hi fumanchu :)
            I would put a climber there or two.
            Clematis Montana for one...it would be vigorous, floriferous in spring, green in summer and scented if you go for Grandiflora.
            A pyrancantha too.....evergreen, white flowers, red berries.
             
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              I suggest 2 chairs, a table, bottle of wine and enjoy the view?
               
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                Wow, thanks so much for all these nice posts! Fern, thank you xx.
                I can't keep Clematis alive, I must have bought and planted about 10 over the years and after the first summer they are never seen again. Pyracanthra is too bulky, there's only about 10/12" border there and anything thicker than that is going to be in the way. But I do like the idea of some honeysuckle draped around the fence, ty!
                Small table & chairs is on my list of things to get - I currently have to drag out my lounger on nice days then lug it back at at teatime.
                We did have bird feeders there but when the farmer puts coos in that field they scratch themselves on the posts and nibble at the feeders and generally wrecked them :biggrin:
                Thinking box hedge, lavender, or some roses If you can get minature roses?
                 
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                  You can get low ground covering roses, and I reckon they would look great with lavender.
                  Could you stretch to a nice little summerhouse there, set to one side a bit, so your loungers could stay in place without all the lugging.....lugging isn`t good for us oldies :heehee:
                  Don`t know what we can think of for the coos though - except enjoy their antics..
                   
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                    Re a summerhouse, plans are afoot. Or in hand :biggrin: - maybe the end of this summer we will have the money for that. I will go and google ground cover roses, I love roses. Thanks x
                    The coos are quite fierce, and sometimes there's a bull in there. I just pretend I can't see them. The wee lambs come in over next door's fence though and they munch everything in sight if I don't catch them in time!
                     
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                      ''For your eyes only''
                      Did you see this one @fumanchu ?
                       
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                        Yes, that`s what I thought too. They would look great with a smaller lavender like munstead don`t you think. Munstead is quite easy to grow from seed. :)
                         
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                          @Tetters I love that rose! I wasn't going to have any roses in my new garden but this has got to be number three. :)
                           
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                            Afraid I can be rather impatient with roses generally - they always attack me, get black spot, greenfly, and seem to need too much looking after, but every now and then one sneaks it`s way into my affections ..this is definitely one of them. It is on the list.
                            Actually Sheal, maybe you could add one or two around those tanks you need to hide ;)
                             
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                              That's exactly what I was thinking Tetters. :thumbsup:
                               

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