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Les Challen, Les (CR09)

Styles: Suburban

Soil types: Sandy

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Neutral

Light: Partial Shade

Aspect: South

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)

2 Jays checking on progress of my new pond

Les Challen's garden plan

 

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Les Challen

Les Challen

About me
I must be the last possible person to have been denied being given a 'green fingers' chance; but this never stops me from trying to succeed with my planting attempts. That said, I planted 3 separate goes with sunflower seeds this year (for a family competition) and all failed miserably! Been to Dorking Garden Centre today and could not resist their sale section of perennial plants, so ended up with Anemone - Lady Diana and Emily; Rudeckia, Osteospermum, Nemestia-Honey pink, Phlox and Dahlia. Although I only know the names of the last two. I have found two free, dismantle and take away 6ft x 4ft greenhouses this summer and with my 25ft x 9ft allotment plot at the end of the garden, I am looking forward to grasping the magic 'green finger' knack like my Mum has - but then she is 95 years young next month. All that remains is for me to stick my neck out and say.... 'watch this space'.

Gardening expertise
Newbie

Biggest gardening accomplishments
I recently sowed some grass seed and it actually seems to be working!! That's a 1st. for me anyway.

Biggest gardening frustrations
My garden must have more stones than the whole of Shirley Hills - Surrey close by.

The gardening project I am currently working on
Laying paving slabs and quater circles as a patio and to set off the rest of my gardening projects. I can dream can't I????? As a newbie, my ticks for the for the following Gardening interests must be taken lightly.

Les Challen's gardens

 

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