We all have ‘difficult garden areas‘ or spaces we want to revamp without re-designing the whole garden.
It may be a corner where nothing wants to grow. Or a space which just seems to attract clutter.
Perhaps a tree has died, a shed has collapsed or you no longer need a trampoline? Maybe you want to start – or even stop – growing veg?
This is a two-part post and the first part, 10 beautiful garden ideas, deals with the area closest to the house, which for many people is the centre of the garden. It’s what you see when you step out of the door or look out of the window. This post is about those difficult areas – shady corners, those practical parts that attract clutter or a sloping bank.
And they’re simple ideas, aimed at re-using what you’ve already got and not needing any major landscaping.
I’ve re-vamped several corners of my garden over the past few years, so I’m pulling together those ideas, plus ideas I’ve seen in other gardens to inspire you.
When we moved into this house, our predecessors told us that ‘nothing much works in the north-east facing corner of the garden.’ They started off with a tree, which died.
Then they put a pergola there. But we didn’t use it very often. It became overgrown and shady. Eventually it rotted away, and we weren’t sorry to see it go.
There are 10 options for that corner in 10 shady garden corner ideas to love (and 2 to avoid!)
These options included a shed, a compost heap, a tree and a border, but we eventually decided that seating was simplest. Depending on whether you have to buy the furniture or not, it can also be one of the cheapest because it doesn’t necessarily need new hard landscaping.
We had pavers from the previous pergola, but you could also putRead more on themiddlesizedgarden.co.uk