When we first moved into the house in 1988 John was almost 10, he was already quite interested in gardening so when he announced that he would like a rather unpromising narrow strip of garden we were delighted. From then, until he left home some 8 years later he was quite definite about what plants could go in his garden - mainly conifers and heathers with a few evergreen perennials. It was quite a difficult decision to remove a pinus strobus nana to accommodate the new greenhouse - it was John's first plant, given to him by his Gran and brought from our previous house - he wasn't well pleased but tried to understand.
The bed has a large crock on its side - it used to look huge when we first
had it and all the plants were smaller but it seems to have shrunk. We can't
decide what to grow in it so we leave it empty!