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Emma and Thomas Shepherd, My Garden (OX26)

Styles: Allotment or vegetable plot, Organic, Suburban, Wildlife

Soil types: Clay, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained

Soil pH: Alkaline

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: West

We acquired this garden in September 2008 and it didn't have a single plant in it. We had a clean slate of 2 grass circles and lots of gravel. Since then we have added a herb patch, a hornbeam hedge, a fern garden and veg patch. We have also been planting as many plants as we can in the gravel for year round interest and to give some depth and height to the garden. It feels like a little oasis now and I love pottering around in it.

Emma and Thomas Shepherd's garden plan


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Emma and Thomas Shepherd

Emma and Thomas Shepherd

Gardening expertise
Very Keen

Biggest gardening accomplishments
Turning our patch of gravel and grass circles that were put in by previous owners into a luscious green garden full of our favourite plants and plenty of produce. We have a very long way to go.

Biggest gardening frustrations
Gravel! Slugs! Cats!

Emma and Thomas Shepherd's forum posts

Re: Beetroot leaves
Thu. 14th July 2011 16:36

Re: What's this weed?
Mon. 11th July 2011 18:31

Re: Newby Needs Names!
Thu. 30th June 2011 16:34

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