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Ian McLintock, My Garden (HP22)

Styles: Allotment or vegetable plot, English cottage, Suburban, Wildflower, Wildlife

Soil types: Clay

Soil drainage: Moisture-retentive

Soil pH: Alkaline

Light: Full Shade, Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, South

Exposure: Exposed

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

South west facing garden with various herbaceous borders, including a wild flower border. Also includes a wildlife hedge, trees and a vegetable patch with espalier fruit trees. The garden is largely organic, designed to support and encourage wildlife, and has 5 compost bins.

Ian McLintock's garden plan

 

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Ian McLintock

Ian McLintock

About me
I have been gardening for nearly 20 years and have redeveloped gardens in our own houses and for friends.

Gardening expertise
Very Keen

Biggest gardening accomplishments
Converting a derelict, overgrown piece of land (50ft x 100ft) into a potager with raised beds and a small orchard underplanted with wild flowers.

Biggest gardening frustrations
I planted some favourite Japanese maples I'd grown on in pots from our last house, which died one by one over several years. The ground has fusarium wilt, which can't be treated.

The gardening project I am currently working on
Redesign and replanting the main border including some favourite plants - cornus (Alternifolia and Miss Satomi) strawberry trees (Unedo and Andrachnoides). Trying out Eleutherococcus in a dry shade spot that's difficult to plant.

Ian McLintock's forum posts

Re: Re: Re: Please help - what is this?
Sat. 31st May 2014 20:10

Re: Forsythia
Sat. 22nd March 2014 16:04

Re: Builders' waste?
Mon. 10th March 2014 19:45

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