Family Garden Renovation: Before and During
Showing work involved in preparing borders for planting.
I wanted to show some of the effort and process involved in renovating and planting a large family garden.
The clients wanted screening shrubs on the right, year round colour and interest on the left, colour and herbs front left and a replacement for the our of control Snowberry front right.
Once my planting plan had been approved, and everything ordered the first task was to prune and dig out the bamboo rhizomes encroaching across the garden from the neighbours on the right. This took the best park of a day.
Then pruning and clearing the left hand border of raspberry canes (leaving some) and brambles and other weeds, plus pruning and shaping the two ornamental cherries. I also hacked away at the Snowberry to make it easier for the tree surgeons to dig out the football the next day.
Planting large shrubs on the right was next: three 130L Amelanchiers, one 60L Eleagnus, two 30L Cornus alba Elegantissimas and a 20L Cotinus Grace to start with.
New shrubs in situ will be shown in next post.