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A Garden Pathway

PathwayHi Barbie – this one is especially for you. Here are the photographs of the garden path you asked me to take at Fairholme Nursery in Elgin on Wednesday. I love this look too and am seriously considering doing something like this in my back garden. The lawn I have there is not really doing it for me anymore and it guzzles huge amount of water to keep it looking even half-way decent. That’s before I even mention that it is not growing well in some of the very shaded areas. I think something like this would be a good low-maintenance, water-wise solution for that whole area, and a bonus is that I could plant some more pretty perennials on the right hand side seeing as I am running out of space in my garden for all the plants I would actually like to have!

It’s just an idea at this stage – I’ll wait and see how my lawn does in the next few months and see how you do your path!

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Happy creating!

By Christine

Dominated by large trees on a medium sized property, my garden is very shaded. With no “full sun” areas I have to plant shade and partial shade loving plants. I love shrubs and flowers including camellias and azaleas but Roses and Irises are my favourite and getting these to thrive is a challenge …

2 replies on “A Garden Pathway”

Oh thank you my friend!! Yes – I just love this look. This is the wasy to make a garden inviting!! I have been reading how wasteful and expensive lawn is to maintain – not ecologically natural. I am so pulling out my water-guzzling kikuyu lawn (that the chickens are busy destroying) and putting in a permaculture garden in the back. Another BIG project I will share with you and all our readers. Goint to be a HUGE effort but rewarding in the end.

Do you read Pam @ Digging. She is in Texas so we share the hot summers, but she gets frost. She has installed stepped sloping paths on each side of her house. Her photos, garden, and ideas are enviable perfection.

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