Di Jackson, Hackney Courtyard (N1)
Styles: Courtyards and small terraces, English cottage
Soil types: Loamy, Sandy
Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Pond/In water, Well-drained
Soil pH: Neutral
Light: Full Shade, Full Sun, Partial Shade
Aspect: East, West
Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)A shady courtyard and sunny side return behind a Lomdon terrace. Started in 2011 with watching and clearing. 2012 is planting time!
Di Jackson's garden plan
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Plants in Di Jackson's garden
I've grown up around gardens, but in my late 30s now starting my own garden for the first time: a courtyard garden behind a London terrace. I am blogging my experiences (and errors!) at http://www.thecourtyardgardener.com. Looking forward to meeting more gardeners and learning from experience.
Keen but Clueless
Biggest gardening accomplishments
Ridding my back garden of the hypericum that had taken over 90% of it (I know some people like it, but I'm not one of them and it's a tough little bugger to get rid of!) - and replacing it with plants I LOVE.
Biggest gardening frustrations
My front garden soil has been hidden under lanscaping fabric for a looong time. I am slowly adding organic matter, but it is still pretty poor soil. As many plants fail there as thrive ... but slowly I am learning what will tolerate the conditions. In retrospect I do wish I had ripped out all the landscape fabric and gravel when we first moved in and improved the soil before planting anything!
Di Jackson's forum posts
Re: Re: Fern garden...
Mon. 29th April 2013 18:06