Last year, I mused over what to do with my front garden. It was basically lawn with a tiny patch of pebble-infested clay under the window. At first, I thought about putting some plants in the latter and doing nothing with the lawn in the short term.
That, however, was last year.
Whilst away for New Year, I dipped into a book on creating a forest garden and became enthused with new ideas. Now, a full-blown forest in front of the house would be highly impracticable, so much as I would like more fruit trees or a willow, perhaps, these ideas were quickly put aside.
On the other hand, there is certainly room for a fuchsia or two. And there are herbs which would be okay on the north side of the house. So, I can have ground cover and pretty flowers, I hope – something which is pleasant to look at both from inside and out, as well as providing me with edibles in one form or another.
First, though, the lawn has got to go. I already had cardboard and indeed I acquired some more today, along with four bags of horse manure. Not enough to complete the job but I’ve taken the leap at least.