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colleen penny, My Garden (S10)

Styles: Courtyards and small terraces, English cottage, Organic, Spiritual, Water, Wildlife

Soil types: Loamy

Soil drainage: Pond/In water, Well-drained

Soil pH: Neutral

Light: Partial Shade

Aspect: South

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

This is a small urban garden situated on a bank with overhanging trees. The soil is fast draining but because the tree roots are below the bank they do not drain the soil or extract nourishment from it. They do however cast quite a lot of shade so there is a very dry border immediatelly beneath them. I have a wildlife pond and a raised bed as I want to create varied habitats. The garden is planted up with herbaceous plants consisting of paeonies, helleniums, clematis, etc. Irises surround the pond and I grow a few roses as well.

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colleen penny

colleen penny

Gardening expertise
Very Keen

Biggest gardening accomplishments
Wildlife pond

Biggest gardening frustrations
large plants in a small space. A small space and big ideas!

 

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