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Julie R, My Garden (SN16)

Styles: Suburban

Soil types: Clay

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Shade, Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: East

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

This is a small, walled garden in the Cotswolds. The back of the house faces north-east. The north wall is short, cutting down on privacy, and the garden is, also, overlooked by near neighbours at the back, east wall. There was nothing here when I moved in last year other than patchy, weed-infested grass and a tiny 'patio'. Soil full of stone (Cotswold brash?), it used to be a field. My main concerns were to expand the patio, provide as much privacy as possible, retain a rejeuvenated lawn area and create a pleasant place to view from the house and to enjoy in the warmer months. A winter flowering cherry tree provides privacy and a lovely view from the house. The patio has been extended. An olive tree in a pot on the patio helps to provide more privacy along with climbers on the walls and new trellis on top of the short wall. Painted bench, gate, etc. add colour and interest.

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Julie R

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About me
I am a novice gardener trying to create a small garden from scratch.

Gardening expertise
Newbie

Julie R's forum posts

Re: olive tree
Wed. 19th January 2011 07:41

 

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