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Hi Agnes,

Funnily enough I was in the same position earlier this year too! 🙂 Sadly the back garden was not looked after by the previous owner, so I have spent a lot of time tidying it up and removing plants which have become too straggly. I am also looking to replant it, but I still have a bit of weeding and tidying to do first.

As you have already mentioned, hydrangeas are pretty low maintenance and can create a beautiful display in a garden. An old neighbour of mine had one in their front garden which they cut back really hard and it keeps coming back every year into an amazing ball shape with massive flower heads.

I think shrubs are pretty good and reasonably fuss free. I have recently planted some lonicera hedging (I have a low fence so wanted some screening of some sort). Bareroots are perfect for hedging and relatively low cost too. You can get anything from lonicera to yew etc. Lavender will also create a lovely border and bring fragrance to your garden.

Good luck 🙂

Original Post by Agnes

Starting from scratch!


Having recently moved into my first home, I am now excitedly planning my garden remodel for next spring! I’ve thrown in lots of spring bulbs at the front but the back needs a lot of work!

I love gardening but can only dedicate little time as I am very busy bee! Does anyone have any recommendations for fuss free gardening?

I have some potted hydrangea’s that I am going to transfer into the garden, but would like more! I’ll be throwing in some Buddleja Buzz too!


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