To tell you the truth, I’m fed up of the way my front garden looks. After first visiting the property before I purchased it, I determined the lawn had to go. However, the space is currently too much of a hotch-potch of plants, with little cohesion.
Wandering round a garden centre yesterday, an idea started to form, which may resolve this issue. Amongst the conifers were a couple of horizontal junipers. Now, knowing nothing about junipers, let alone the habits of ground-hugging plants, I wondered if anyone else had any thoughts on the matter.
If there were a juniper towards the back of the garden, closest to the house, this would cover a tricky area (north-facing, dry). It wouldn’t need much looking after, wouldn’t self-seed all over my neighbours’ gardens and would reduce the number of other plants needed to fill the front garden. At least, that’s the dream.