Kathy H., My old garden (SE25)
Styles: English cottage, Suburban
Soil types: Clay
Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained
Light: Partial Shade
Hardiness: Hardy (H4)I've moved away now but I miss my small, London garden with lots of colour. New challenges now await!
Kathy H.'s garden plan
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Plants in Kathy H.'s garden
I'm a 50 something who has a small garden in South London and I just love plants! I learned this from my Grandmother (holder of a bona fide green thumb). I have trouble looking after my garden because I've got arthritis and back problems so I have a lovely gardener, called Graham, who helps me. This year has been magical with loads of new plants and quite a few successes (and a couple of failures, of course). I want to learn more about gardening so I'm ready if we ever do move to the country and have a 'proper' garden.
Biggest gardening accomplishments
Nothing great, just some lovely plants. I especially love my dicentras as they remind me most of my Grandmother.
Biggest gardening frustrations
My neighbours on either side don't tend their gardens at all and I get all their weeds coming into my garden, especially brambles. Slugs! Rust!
The gardening project I am currently working on
Getting ready for winter and next spring