My wife has the green fingers, but i've just scaped out a little section of the garden with just Alpines, and a couple of ornamental trees, and some slate Iwagumi style. I'll take some pics soon, unless i kill these too.
I could really get into gardening and landscaping, Unfortunatley I only have a small garden and have to resort to a few specimen plants in large containers. Got a nice Gunnera and a pet tree fern! my spare bogwood and rocks for aquascaping make nice features in the tubs!
With the help of Jeremy gay i've just dug a 1600 gallon pond with a 12 meter river flowing through the garden into the pond. The landscape will be very Japanese and i can really see myself getting into landscaping, not so much traditional gardening but i love to work with rocks, wood and gravel.
I have designed and completed (hardscaped etc) several gardens. The first one I ever did from scratch was my own backgarden, I removed 7 skip loads of the old back garden, spent loads of money and completely re designed it, but now several years later I dislike it , I think its the aquascaper in me that wants me to change it, I feel I could always do better with the next tank/garden, so I will redeseign it one of these days and change it. But I have done several more gardens for other people which from a design point of view have really worked well IMHO and have stood the test of time.
Although I don't like gardening, the maintainance side is a pain, its the design aspect that interests me.
like arron, i couldnt stand it, but now i look at the whole thing different now im into aquascaping. the garden is just an exstention of the aquarium. or is it the other way around? ....old chinese proverb.
My dad is very into gardening and I used to be. When I was 2/3 I appeared on gardeners world with Jeff Hamilton and got a nice little lawnmower, badge, and special lifetime membership to some sort of society which I can't remember the name of.
I don't think gardening as fun as aquascaping and keeping a fish tank.
I think it's because having a fish tank makes me feel like God over the inhabitants lol
I love a nice garden and moving into this wreck of a house (and garden) has given me the perfect opportunity of starting from scratch. The garden is 72ft x 18ft
Was like a disused scrap of land with 6ft grass last December!!!!
It is now pretty level with a small fence (made from some old pallets) seperating the 3m x 3m Compost Heap<--------- this is actually true!!! This will be a veggie patch next year but at the moment houses all the scrap that came out of and from the garden.
Is taking time though on a very tight budget of virtually Â£0.
So far I've reseeded a 2m diameter ex-firepatch dug out a gravel patio (made from all the natural limestone rock that was dug from the 'compost heap' area and then chipped into small pieces with a hammer) and have dug a border along one side of the garden.
Am aiming for a traditional English Cottage Garden with wild type flowers like poppies and lupins. Will look very 'busy' and should be very colourful.