Front Garden

The incredulous looks of the neighbours and onlookers as we dug up the turf of the front lawn had to be seen to be believed - some thought we were inspired, the majority withheld judgment (declined to admit their scepticism). The cherry tree in the centre of the lawn had been removed some 10 years earlier and the two laburnums, wonderful for 2 weeks a year were also removed. The turf was loaded into the trailer and taken up the garden to be covered upside down in a turf pile. The potentillas planted in 1988 alongside the wall were moved to other areas of the garden, and the whole area turned and as ever buried in home made organic compost.

Following careful planning and discussion the plants (still in their pots) were arranged in the area, their positions noted and then they were removed. A layer of mypex was laid to control weeds and keep the gravel on the surface and the potted plants returned to their agreed positions before being shuffled about a bit more. Plants were inserted though the mypex and several tons of pea gravel spread was over the top. The following two images show the before state.

Original Front Garden:                                                                                                     New Front Garden:




Go forward to the housebeds

Go back to view the garden's history

NGS open days in 2018:

Sunday February 25th (11.00-3.00pm) - Hot Soup also available
Sunday March 4th (11.00-3.00pm)
- Hot Soup also available
Monday May 28th (1.30-5.30pm)
- The 20th anniversary of our first ever NGS opening
Sunday July 16th (1.30-5.30pm)
- Combined with other Repton NGS Village Gardens*
Sunday September 24th (1.30-5.30pm)
- Combined with other Repton NGS Village Gardens*
Delicious home-made cakes with tea or coffee available.

Entrance £3 in February & March, £4 in May, all takings (entry, teas and plants) to the NGS.

* Repton NGS Village Gardens are a group of 5 or 6 NGS gardens, the entry fee to see all of the gardens is £6

We are also open for the NGS by arrangement, (for groups of 10 or more - adm £6 incl home-made teas and guided tour)

Thank you for your visit

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