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Greenman, My Garden (NP20)

Styles: Child friendly, Conservation and restoration, Courtyards and small terraces, English cottage, Jungle, Organic, Suburban, Wildflower, Wildlife

Soil types: Clay

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained

Soil pH: Neutral

Light: Partial Shade

Aspect: West

Exposure: Sheltered

My garden is approximately 40 x 40 metres square and has been laid out as a wildlife garden. I grow lots of plants for bees and butterflies and try to include as many native British plants as possible.I often allow weeds to grow between the cultivated plants.The only thing lacking at the moment is a wildlife pond, because I have grandchildren, but that will come eventualy I hope. Water is provided by means of a small mini pond, in a water feature and a birdbath.I do not use any chemicals in my garden and use only natural fertilizers.I have two plastic compost bins,two water butts and a wormery

Greenman's garden plan

There is not a published plan for this garden yet.

 

Greenman

Greenman

About me
I am 58 years old and a very keen wildlife gardener

Gardening expertise
Very Keen

Biggest gardening accomplishments
In 14 years I have converted a garden that was just all lawn into a beautiful wildlife garden. Many of the trees in my garden my grandchildren have planted from seeds. We have an oak tree,a horse chestnut, scots pine and wild cherry.

Biggest gardening frustrations
SLUGS SLUGS SLUGS but I live in peace with them and grow only the plants that they don't like to eat.

The gardening project I am currently working on
I am trying to work out how to provide a safe wildlife pond for my garden because I have grandchildren

Greenman's forum posts

Re: Re: Paintedladies
Sun. 8th August 2010 19:01

Paintedladies
Mon. 26th July 2010 07:28

 

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