(Closed) Gardening Bees – how do you do it?

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 3
553 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

My last house was like this too when I moved in…It sounds like you are off to a good start tho. I just started pruning and cutting back everything that I could. Then it was easier to step back and figure out what was there and what I wanted to keep. I had to pull out and pot quite a few things until I could come up with a good layout and re pot them in a way that made sense. 

Good luck with it…It was a long frustrating process to get it to look good. 


Post # 4
3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We are kinda in this situation with our backyard as well. 

I would almost recommend giving it a year, seeing what can live on its own (besides the weeds obviously) and then deciding what to take out/move. 

Post # 7
968 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Oh dear. It sounds like you are off to a great start with what you’ve done so far.

First, I would reccommend making a checklist of the things you need to do and the things you want to do and make a timeline of when the best time of the year it is to complete each task. Then focus only on one item at a time.

I’m afraid you will get burnt out and overwhelmed pretty quick if you don’t portion it off.

Next I want to say that I love perrywinkle, but it can become invasive under the right conditions (like getting more sun). I’m all for you keeping it around, but you may just have to keep an eye on it to keep it at bay if it starts spreading.

Good luck!!

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