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Georgie, My Garden (EN2)

Styles: Allotment or vegetable plot, English cottage, Organic, Wildlife

Soil types: Loamy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained

Soil pH: Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

Narrow urban garden designed to be wildlife friendly and a peaceful haven after a day's work in London. Small patio area housing lean-to greenhouse and pots of various (mainly scented) flowers and two clipped box plants. One long border in full sun with shrubs, perennial herbs, bulbs and flowers including Jasmine, Passiflora, Cotoneaster, Ivy and Buddleia. A small vegetable plot at the end with vegetables, fruit, salads and herbs grown in pots. Next to the shed there is a compost bin, log pile and tiny pond. The path in partial shade has been covered with containers of shrubs and flowers including Arum lilies, Bay, Fatsia, Ferns, Fuchsias, Hostas, Tricyrtis, Tradescantia, Dicentra, Pulmonaria., Polemonium and a variety of bulbs. I have six hanging baskets which vary according to the season. My 'lawn' has shrunk to a mere path but I'm keeping it because the clippings are so useful.

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Georgie

Georgie

About me
Although I have many hobbies, gardening takes up most of my spare time these days. I garden organically and for wildlife and most of my plants are grown from seeds and cuttings which I raise in my two mini greenhouses. My garden is small but I manage to grow a variety of veg, fruits, salads and herbs in pots. Last year I decided to start a blog about my gardening experiences. You can view it here http://littlelondongarden.blogspot.com/

Gardening expertise
Very Keen

Biggest gardening accomplishments
Winning the Shoot People's Gardening Gold Award in 2007 of course!

Biggest gardening frustrations
Having such a narrow garden - it's only three metres wide.

The gardening project I am currently working on
Sorting through my seeds and planning what to grow this year.

Georgie's forum posts

Plant ID
Sat. 20th February 2010 20:20

Fungi
Sun. 1st November 2009 15:49

Centratherum intermedium 'Pineapple Sangria'
Sat. 24th October 2009 13:08

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