Oh the joy of breeze blocks!!
Now I know this photo might not be inspiring for others but you have no idea how wonderful it is for me to have this area of the garden finally sorted.
I hate my patio with avengence but can’t afford to do anything about it at the moment. At the end of the patio is a gravel area, when we first moved here I thought great I will dig that up and plant it up to disguise the fence. No such luck I dont know what is under the gravel but it is neigh on impossible to dig and therefore nothing would want to grow in the groud here. Plus up until recently this area has flooded whenever we have heavy rain.
Last summer we put the trellis up on the fence and put some better gravel down and topped off with a nice wooden table and chairs. Bad move – when it flooded I had to move the table and chairs as they were standing in the water. So the latest idea is to create a sort of staging area for pots.
My eldest has used some breeze blocks (I know not that attractive but money is tight) and some timber and created a sort of step effect. At the moment the staging is covered in my pots of bulbs and tubers which is scary as I have realised that I may just have over done the summer bulbs and tubers this year. But once these are planted out and the weather has warmed up the plan is to use the staging for the tender plants which are currently residing in the greenhouse. Then in the winter I can use it for seedlings etc with some plastic sheeting over to protect from frost.
I am really chuffed, lets just hope that I can find an equally cunning plan for the small area to the left of the photo which floods lots. I’m thinking a big bog plant but a Gunnera will be too big so I need something slightly smaller. Of to do some research!!