Because you guys were so good with the back garden, I'm giving you another one!
Yeah, it's a mess...
I hate the rocks so we're taking them out. Not 100% yet on what is going in there place but I'm thinking we'll just build a nice box. I was to bring the entire garden up a bit to hide the house's foundation.
The bush on the far right side is a Spiraea (vanhouttei) it can stay or go honestly... It was SUCH a mess when we moved into the house & is finally starting to take on a nicer shape, but I'm not a BIG fan & it's still got a long way to before it looks decent.
Problem: Those pipes are for Heating Oil so I need to make it so they can walk over the garden to get there.
The garden is partial shade with the left side receiving almost full day sun and the right receiving mostly shade (the house faces NE so the sun goes diagonally over top).
I haven't really made up my mind about what I want this garden to look like yet. I would like to keep a few of those poppies, maybe add in a more cultivated variety as well.
I've got several rose of Sharron to get clippings from, either pink/white, white or blue. I'd like some bells of ireland (just because they are so neat looking) and some Coleus. No other flower decisions yet .
I just can't seem to picture putting this bed together.
My preference is for perennials or at least re-seeding annuals. I don't care if it takes a year or two to grow in, I'd rather do it for cheap!
Oh & we have to add some extra insulation on the left side (the corner facing us in the picture) so we want to grow some sort of vine or plant something to cover up the fact that there will be plywood instead of cedar singles for a few feet around the corner .
(You can see my back garden in the "garden update" thread. The opposite side of the house is going to have some lillies & hostas, so I don't want to repeat on this side).
I feel like I should go outside with big brown-paper cut outs of flowers, but the neighbours may finally have me hauled away to the nut house if I do that...