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wildlife friendly, Back garden

Styles: English cottage, Water, Wildlife

Soil types: Clay

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Shade, Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

Our garden is narrow-ish and deep. We have 3 raised bed and 2 ground level beds. We have a man made pond which is 4 feet deep and fairly wide for a small garden. Decking and shed at the bottom. Our garden has an area of deep shade at the bottom with huge tree canopy. Full sun in the middle. Dappled shade at the top.

wildlife friendly's garden plan

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wildlife friendly

wildlife friendly

About me
Trying to maintain a decent garden despite a chronic illness that has put severe limitations on what I can physically accomplish. My focus is on wildlife and pollinator friendly plants and environment. I love to explore gardens when out visiting National Trust properties.

Gardening expertise
Keen but Clueless

Biggest gardening accomplishments
Turning a pretty barren fish pond into a welcoming place for wildlife and pollinators. We have many resident frogs and newts. Birds stop by for a drink. Insects frolic about.

Biggest gardening frustrations
Weeds! My chronic illness makes it such a drag to de-weed. It just sucks my energy up so quickly, as bending over or standing still is very challenging to me. Heat, humidity and harsh sunlight conspire to keep me indoor which in turn, makes me neglect my garden.

The gardening project I am currently working on
We are trying to rejuvenate our garden. Since I got sick 10 years ago, our garden has gone through a lot of neglect (except for our pond, as we felt responsible for our aquatic residents). We are aiming to find only wildlife and pollinator friendly plants that do not mind a bit of dryness and neglect from time to time, as I cannot always tender to them due to my illness. Also looking for ground cover plants that will suppress weeds as much as possible.

wildlife friendly's forum posts

Re: Identifying This Unassuming Shrub
Tue. 10th July 2018 14:26

Identifying This Unassuming Shrub
Tue. 3rd July 2018 12:34

Re: Re: Are my Hostas: Aphrodite or Japonica?
Tue. 3rd July 2018 12:14

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