Hi there-really could do with some good ideas. Hope l have put this in the right group?
Anyway l have 2 gardens that are doing my head in. The first has large established shrubs/perennials but had become overgrown with honeysuckle. After removing about 12 inches of honeysuckle root l am left with basically areas of dust between the shrubs. Is it worth digging out to about 0.5 m and then back filling with compost and fresh top soil and mulching around the established plants or has someone got a much better idea-please.
The second garden has a 20ft conifer hedge on 1 side and a Scots pine/holly wood the other side. The client wants flowerbed alongside the hedge and wood but the acidic soil is dreadful. How can l improve this and what plants would grow near the hedge-at the moment there are only Elaeagnus and Hypericum.