PLANT­ING PLAN

Your Home and Garden - - Your Garden -

1

UNITED STAND

To make gar­den more co­he­sive, re­move or move un­wanted peren­ni­als and shrubs and re­place with large (5-7) groups of the same species (see plant list for ideas) for a semi-for­mal look which will suit home’s tra­di­tional char­ac­ter. Spread com­post and or­ganic mat­ter over clay ar­eas to im­prove soil.

2

SHAPE UP

Re­move scruffy trees and saplings and re­shape the ex­ist­ing flow­er­ing cherry tree so it be­comes a beau­ti­ful fo­cal point for the gar­den.

3

SCREEN TIME

Plant a medi­umheight green screen the length of the raised bed to hide the fence and cre­ate a more ver­dant feel in the gar­den. Choose a species with at­trac­tive fo­liage and/or flow­ers to add year-round interest to the gar­den.

4

IN THE SHADE

Un­der­plant the hedge with a mix of shade-tol­er­ant flow­er­ing peren­ni­als with dif­fer­ent leaf shapes for textural vari­a­tion.

5

SOFT TOUCH

Re­move peb­bled ar­eas from base of house and con­vert to gar­den beds to soften the built struc­ture and con­nect it to the gar­den. Plant low shrubs with at­trac­tive flow­ers or in­ter­est­ing fo­liage in the new beds to add more tex­ture.

6

LAYER UP

In­crease depth of plant­ing by grow­ing a low edg­ing layer in front of shrubs.

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