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Phylb, My Garden (B63)

Styles: Wildlife, Water, English cottage

Soil types: Loamy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Pond/In water, Well-drained

Soil pH: Alkaline

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South

Exposure: Exposed

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

Gently sloping downward south facing plot.with a 12ft x 18ft patio next to the house and a circular seating area at the bottom of the garden. Well drained alkaline soil growing Climbing roses, clematis, jasmine, honeysuckle adorn the wall and fencing. 2 Plum trees form an arch at the bottom of the garden and 4 espalier apples grow against the back of the garden sheds. There is a a small pond with waterfall containing koi, chabubkin and metallic carp. The rest of the garden is divided into sections with gravel pathways.

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About me
I`m in my 70`s retired and taking more interest in gardening. My hubby has helped a lot restructuring the garden putting in a pond, steps and taking up the lawns, but he leaves the planting and care to me. I`m afraid it has been mostly hit and miss but I find I`m learning more and more as I go along. For years it was just a long narrow garden with lawns either side of a central path which was fine when the children were all growing up. Since finishing work and the children having flown the coup we have taken up the lawns and now we have gravel pathways meandering between beds and a fish pond with waterfall. I have no knowledge of such when it comes to garden design it just seems to evolve.

Gardening expertise
Keen but Clueless

Biggest gardening accomplishments
Changing from plain square lawns to gravel pathways and beds, and building a waterfall and pond.

Biggest gardening frustrations
Not always remembering names of plants.

The gardening project I am currently working on
Putting in new planting in the west facing bed and adding a hand rail to the steps leading from the patio and a new small waterfeature at the side of the patio...

Phylb's forum posts

where can you buy this plant please
Sat. 11th April 2015 16:43

Re: Add a Specific Plant not yet on Shoot Data base
Fri. 28th February 2014 15:32

How to overwinter
Tue. 29th October 2013 14:40

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