Front Garden Makeover

Nearly finished and looking good! Phoebe’s Garden Centre in Catford, London, have done a wonderful construction job. Now I need to plant hedging. And this is where we started.

Garden Makeover, Day 1

We have finally started the garden renovation! Day 1 consisted of clearing and by the end of the day I felt really low – how on earth am I going to turn this mess into a garden?

Garden makeover – north-facing terrace

The north-facing side of the house is a small, paved terrace garden planted with small shrubs and perennials. It is pretty all year round and the planting has worked well. However, the terrace borders on to a field and although I have mainly controlled the ground elder the pesky plant has invaded one of the…

Garden Makeover

A year ago the ‘Patio Garden’ was pretty: hot and sunny, the daisies flowered prolifically, as did the iris. But it is now at the end of its fourth season. The rose has grown, the nepeta have become woody, as have the achilleas, and the artemisia just isn’t thriving. The hedge has thickened and together…