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Mrs M, My Garden (RH1)

Styles: Contemporary, Suburban

Soil types: Clay

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)

My split level garden is south facing and backs onto a golf course. There is a huge horse chestnut tree behind our back fence which means the lower third of the garden is in shade for most of the day. Our relatively modern house was built in 1995 and so we have decided to keep the design of the garden quite modern too. The garden was completely neglected by previous owners for around 6 years, so we hired in contractors to do the hard landscaping work about 2 years ago, using new sleepers to create raised borders, a large sandstone patio and my husbands pond, which he spends huge amounts of time and money trying to get clear water! I am currently in the process of planting up the flower beds, trying to create year round colour and interest.

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Mrs M

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About me
I am a keen, but novice gardener. Unfortunately, a recent serious back injury means that I can only do light gardening work now. I find gardening therapeutic and rewarding for most of the time (with the usual, occasional disappointments). Fortunately my husband is able to do any required digging or lifting (under close supervision!), but doesn't get the same sense of achievement. My ultimate aim is to produce a garden with year round interest and colour.

Gardening expertise
Newbie

Biggest gardening accomplishments
Creating my garden design from scratch.

Biggest gardening frustrations
Greenfly, blackfly and similar bugs. Slugs of course. The pond paraphernalia and resource requirements.

The gardening project I am currently working on
Planting up flower beds with year round colour and interest.

 

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