Garden Tidy

garden plan showing new plant positions

The Plan

Update from your Northern Correpondent.

With a few clear days it’s the time of year to get into the garden to tidy up some of those tired looking plants and scruffy borders. A consequence of this is that the garden starts to look a little bare so plans are afoot to introduce some ornamental grasses. Not only will these add a little life and movement to the garden over the winter months but a number of them, like miscanthus sinensis, will provide shelter and seeds for the birds. These can be cut back towards the end of winter before the new shoots start to come through.

Whilst the trees and sedum are existing the rest of the planting will be new. I’ve already placed my order online with gardening express so I’ll keep you posted as to how I get on.

garden border that has been tidied for winter

Here’s how the area looks at the moment. I’m sure you will agree that it needs a little makeover. Watch this space.

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One thought on “Garden Tidy

  • November 8, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Sounds like a great plan, grasses will definitely add something to a bare garden. Theres nothing worse than a drab and dreary garden through out the winter. As if the short days and cold weather aren’t drab enough!

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