Wednesday, 14 September 2016
Tidy gardening - charming, challenge or chore?
This is one of the gardens at Castle Cornet on Guernsey. I am intrigued with formal plantings like this and often think that I would love such a tidy and structured space.
By nature I am a very tidy , organised person to the point of being a bit over the top but I think I would find it very difficult to be so disciplined in the garden.
I am making a few changes in my own garden in the hope of making it low maintenance. I would imagine this gardens simplicity actually needs quite a lot of effort and maintenance?
Probably the worst part of all this discipline would be garden centre visits. No more impulse buying of "must have " plants. Though I am far more disciplined in my purchases these days as I strive for simpler, less effort growing.
I love a tidy garden but I also love the froth and exuberabce of a well stuffed border ~ lol. So would I find a more structured garden charming, challenge or chore?