cottage gardenCountry Garden
all claudia de yong- long view of meandering brick path leads to a greenhouse, it is planted on one side with hornbeam hedge and the other a bed against wall of house is edged in buxux, with thyme, heuchera palace purple, astrantia, luzula nivea and various climbers
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Stick to a classicFollow the brick road because the warm colour of natural brick is especially inviting. Here, the red hue of this gently undulating path tones with the brickwork of the house and helps create a classic, period feel. Brick made from clay, as opposed to concrete blocks, will be more durable. And, as with all paving, you’ll need to lay the bricks on a decent sub-base, usually made from sand and crushed stone, which you can buy in DIY stores. You’ll also need edging to keep pavers in place, and a slight camber (downward slope) so rain runs away and doesn’t pool.
Clear fallen leavesOutside in the garden, it’s wise to clear fallen leaves on a regular basis to stop paths becoming slippery with mulch and ponds becoming clogged. Rake paths, paving and lawns often and don’t let dead leaves settle on the grass for too long as it might turn yellow. Ease the job with a leaf blower if you have – or can borrow – one and add the collected pile to your compost heap.