Karen (My other hobby is sewing!), Pooh Corner (NR12)
Styles: Rural, Water, Wildlife
Soil types: Clay
Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained
Soil pH: Acid
Light: Full Shade, Full Sun, Partial Shade
Aspect: North, South, East, West
Hardiness: Indoor unheated (H2), Hardy (H4)The cottage sits in the middle of it's plot in the corner of a set-aside field with woods on 2 sides. We are completely enclosed to keep our 2 dogs in and the garden is divided into 5 areas as you move round the property. We have a large pond holding carp and this is closed off from the main garden because of the dogs (the pond garden). The rest is paved (the summerhouse garden) gravelled (the pergola garden) or grassed (the lawn garden). Behind the summerhouse is the shady garden, with very little sun, enclosed by iron railings. The acid soil means we have good azaleas and rhododendrons. The pond and woods means lots of wildlife - toads, frogs, newts, dragonflies, wren, thrush, woodpeckers and even a kingfisher. The woods limit our sunshine from about 10.00 to 4.00 in summer, less as the sun gets lower so plants with a 'full sun' requirement can be a problem.
Karen (My other hobby is sewing!)'s garden plan
There is not a published plan for this garden yet.
Plants in Karen (My other hobby is sewing!)'s garden
Plants Karen (My other hobby is sewing!) wants
Karen (My other hobby is sewing!)
Only took up gardening last year. Inherited a neglected garden but with lots of character.
Biggest gardening accomplishments
Seeing the Chocolate Vine take off and flower after several years in a container doing nothing!
Biggest gardening frustrations
The mouse that decapitates my flowers!
The gardening project I am currently working on
Extending the garden into the yard