A work in progress, would like some suggestions
OK, I've officially decided to go for the potager garden in this previously exclusive garden veggie etc spot. Mainly because I came into a boat load of FREE plants, day lilies, iris, and some very inexpensive amaryllis bulbs, which I now have (about 50 or more of them).
I picked up about 8 (boxwood variety?) shrubs from my brother in law who is a landscaper, also FREE,
Then add in the irresistable discount roses, the existing onions, cabbage, rosemary, chard and that still leaves me a whole lot of space to add the rest, which will be more herbs, (parsley, basil, more chard varieties, carrots, lettuce, beets (small low growing stuff) I also have a bunch more flowers to grow from seed that I'm sure will make their way in, if theres an inch left ;)
The gates are recycled from my neighbors gazebo, held in place with garden stakes, and bolted together in the middle..they will rotate and can be functional, but most likely I wont be opening and closing them alot, I'll leave room to step into the space through the shrubs.
So from the sketch (last pic), and from the photos you can see that I have more material to add in (need more scalloped edged paver pieces) to complete things, and some clean up etc, and hopefully you can see the features still to be added (fountain, some kind of walkway, more plants, more veggies etc).
I'd like feedback on what might work to define a path within the garden as well as suggestions for more things to plant?...I have a whole bunch of FREE recycled bricks that I could use, and I can also use a heavy path of mulch from the ag center (also free), this has worked well in another area where I have raised beds. I had a dump truck load delivered, so I have plenty of it.
PS: I took most of these shots, except the first one, in between the continuous rains we have been having here, it's usually NOT this wet.
I'm also contemplating moving the half barrels completely out of there, they kind of mess up the flow..And I have a concrete garden bench that I'll most likely be putting somewhere in front of the peach tree.
and my soil is very nice, well worked with OM, compost etc.