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Patricia Jones, My Garden (LL53)

Styles: Coastal, Conservation and restoration, English cottage, Organic, Rural, Water, Wildflower, Wildlife

Soil types: Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained

Soil pH: Neutral

Light: Full Shade, Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

Welsh hillside garden of 2 acres. Very windy with high rainfall. Large shelter belt providing habitat for wildlife. Two fields are mainly grass with plenty of native flowers. The remaining part is made up of several smaller gardens which comprise of a Rose garden, Long border and lawn; Smaller garden with a gravel pathway leading to two greenhouses; Gravel enclosure housing chickens and large wildlife pond planted up with native plants; A small paddock with orchard, many of the Apples have been grafted onto rootstock my to try to save them from an old orchard that was in decline. Garden provides a haven for Hedgehogs, Grass Snakes, Toads, Frogs, Newts, Slow Worms, Adders, Green and Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, various Tits and Finches, Blackbirds and Thrushes. Occasionally Bats and Buzzards visit along with the Little Owl.

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Patricia Jones

Patricia Jones

About me
I garden a Welsh hillside garden of 2 acres which is very windy with high rainfall. I started the garden 16 years ago in 1993/4. I put in a shelter belt of mixed native trees, these provide habitat for wildlife. Each year my DH and I made a new garden, while the two fields where mown being mainly grass with plenty of native flowers. We made a vegetable garden with raised beds as the ground was so wet and the soil was very poor being a type of slate shale, the following year the Long border with a lawn was created; a greenhouse was put in the first spring and I grew a profusion of plants from seeds and cuttings. We started keeping chickens at around the same time, their ground got very soggy in the winter so a gravel enclosure and large pond was created, I kept ducks at this time and not until the last one had gone was I able to plant it up with native plants in 2008. We turned a part of

Gardening expertise
Very Keen

Biggest gardening accomplishments
Creating a garden from scratch. This was two, 1 acre fields with Grass and Gorse and a couple of field Maples

Biggest gardening frustrations
Battling the wind. By putting in a shelterbelt of native trees this cut out much of the afternoon sun, but I am overcoming this with judicious pruning.

The gardening project I am currently working on
Replanting the Long Border and weeding the Rose Garden of buttercups that looked so pretty at the time!

Patricia Jones's forum posts

Re: Re: Osiria rose purchase
Mon. 12th November 2012 11:50

Re: Re: Tree ID
Wed. 12th September 2012 14:39

Re: Re: Rose identification
Sat. 25th August 2012 11:52

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