Letting things grow wild

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Letting things grow wild
« on: May 31, 2018, 05:53 »
Now i am not allowed to do any garden work for a while,having a slow amble round the garden,not a lot else i can do at the moment :lol:,i took a step back and looked at the whole picture of my garden,apart from the grass that is cut now by my wonderful very patient husband and the veg patch is tidy and growing well, nothing else is being cut or dug up or shaped or messed about by me,who always wants every thing right!!.
I am really liking the natural look :) it suites this garden.
So who else likes things natural v  cut and tidy lets see what you think.
Have a good day one and all.Lillileaf



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Re: Letting things grow wild
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2018, 08:40 »
Mostly our garden is so full it just all grows up and plants/shrubs support each other with very little interference from us tbh. Less visible soil of course means fewer opportunities for weeds to take hold, so apart from a feed and dead heading, our garden does its ow, rather nice thing

Unlike the veg plots which I try not to take my eye off for too long  :lol: :lol:

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Re: Letting things grow wild
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2018, 10:22 »
My house is an old one from back in the day when our end of Reading was all farms and market gardens.  Originally it came with a huge garden, but the ends of these went for a close of houses behind us in the 60s.  Our deeds are really funny.  We can keep any livestock we choose except cattle  :lol:

It is a semi set back from the road and me and my immediate neighbour have a low wire fence between our front gardens where a free and fair exchange of stuff wanders through from side to side.

We both like the natural cottage style and it suits the houses perfectly  :D



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Re: Letting things grow wild
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2018, 15:02 »
I have a very old country cottage with a rather large garden which I used to regularly weed, trim back, and generally tidy but can't do it the same now. Actually I rather like the bits of wilderness that has evolved and, except for some low-key maintenance etc I'm not too bothered. This year I've had a mix of errant white-bells in a mass of Forget-me-nots, orange Welsh poppies and dandelions, along with rampant Brunneras and tall buttercups. I just hoick anything out that is enclosing on other plants. I'm also pleased with the Hellebores that have self-seeded as some of them have cross-bred to give a slightly different flower.
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