Not photogenic!

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    I love my little garden, I've worked really hard on it over the last few years, after stripping most of it out. But I was looking through my photos of it, and it looks pretty awful! Partly because of the old patched up fence, and the fact that the people at the back of us haven't finished their extension (after two years) and they've got blue plastic flapping about above the (sloping!) fence. :mad: I really need to add a lot more shape, and plant up here and there to hide incongruous bits.
    Those photos were a wake up call, lol!
     
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      I discovered the hard way that my garden only looks good on photos taken from the lane high up and half a mile away :biggrin: The disadvantage of gardening on a slope falling away from the house. It certainly puts paid to my attempts to create 'plant pictures'.
       
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        I have a similar situation hence my user name! My slope is more like a cliff face.
         
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          pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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          I've just got lots of rubbish:biggrin:

          All that kind of stuff that might come in handy one day.:smile:
           
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            Don't we all @pete .
            Every garden needs its "corner of shame" (or several) - where else do you keep the mountain of plant pots, old buckets and washing up bowls etc that might come in handy, miscellaneous canes, stakes, bits of wood, old curtain poles etc, brown cardboard and bags of shredded prunings waiting to be added to the compost bin when there's an excess of green stuff, bags of sieved compost ready to be used and so on?
             
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              That's what sheds are for! :biggrin:
              I think a shed is a human right though isn't it? At least one.
               
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                I moved from a very steep garden to an almost flat one 18 years ago, but it's still in a mess. That's why I don't show general views of my garden in any photos.
                However I hope to get it looking better this year :heehee:
                 
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                  I've got a void under my house as it's built on a split level, on sandstone rock, with my garage beneath the house and the rest of that level sloping storage. This means I can hide all my clutter without anyone seeing it and free up shed space in the garden for plants!

                  I know exactly what you mean @noisette47 and @Escarpment, a garden on a slope can be tricky to get right as it can be seen from many angles, up, down and across. It's nice to have a challenge, but not the occasional fall down a bank!:gaah:
                   
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                    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                    But what do you do when your 3 sheds are full?:dunno::biggrin:
                    I got all of the above and some of it will creep into every picture I take.:mad:
                     
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                      @pete you get another shed! :hapydancsmil:
                      Although my garden is so small, I had to build a lean to over the steps, and build new steps, lol!
                       
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                        You can just see a bit of both here. 20220618_155727.jpg
                         
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                          The wood in my shed was rotten and I got rid of it in 2022 when I had a greenhouse built for my cacti. I also got rid of the contents (which were rusty and rotted and I hadn't seen for years) but somehow lots more have accumulated and I haven't got a shed now to put it all in. It is currently in a perspex shelter which I want for my plants but I can't get in there, and I haven't got room for a new shed.
                          But I have plans, which include a few trips to the tip :biggrin:

                          That's a pretty shrub @Mrs. B. what is it ?
                           
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                          • Mrs. B.

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                            Ah @Michael Hewett that made me chuckle! I have a strong feeling you may not be alone.. :biggrin:
                            That's a Salvia Hot Lips, a bit 'marmite', but I love it - that one grows to about 4ft x 5ft+ . The bees and insects love it too. I have a few, lol!
                             
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                                Thanks for the information @Mrs. B. and @pete, Salvias are something I've never been able to grow, it's probably too wet here. Even in a pot with good drainage they never last more than a year or two.
                                 
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