Garden makeover Raised-bed blues
A plain-vanilla garden with a long, raised bed is a great opportunity to create depth and texture by layering different sizes and types of plants
I’m an avid reader of Your Home and Garden magazine and I cannot sort out what to do with my garden. We have a barebones site with a raised garden bed and I’m not sure what to plant or how to create depth and texture in the space.
The problem area is our front garden and the raised bed runs down the side of the house. The soil seems to be quite mixed: clay in some areas and quite weedy and lush in others. The area out front is exposed to good sun and is pretty sheltered from wind. The side of the house has dappled light and is very sheltered from wind. It is on the north side of the house.
I would love a lush, green garden that requires minimal care (wouldn’t everyone?) with some great textures and shapes. Hannah Frost, Tawa, Wellington