Thursday, 15 July 2010

Front Garden Fruit and Herbs Design

Design for small suburban front garden.

  • Herb Spiral with perennial kitchen herbs (use Rosmarinus prostrate 'Spicata' for the top, as this is dwarfing and trailing in habit)
  • Pear, Apple and Plum trees with a fan-trained Cherry 
  • Herbaceous planting for cullinary and medicinal uses, for pollinators and other beneficial insect life
  • Raspberries, Gooseberries, Blackcurrants, Strawberries and Rhubarb with wild strawberry (fragaria vesca) groundcover
  • Rose bed with sorrel, strawberry, garlic-chive (Allium tuberosum) and french sorrel (Rumex acetosa)ground cover

Garden is West-facing (sun coming from the left)

Landscaping stage complete... ready for the plants and trees to go in!

Garden under construction..

mounded beds covered with cardboard and woodchips

nice helping of horse manure... the layers in this bed are original soil, old lawn, cuttings from clearance, cardboard, horse manure, organic soil improver/compost topsoil, straw mulch. into this will be planted the berry bushes and a grouncover of strawberries

the clippings and brush from the initial garden clearance were shredded and piled underneath the new mounded beds - worm food! over time this will break down and be added to the soil.

An image of this garden is featured on an american website

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