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Ronnie, My Garden (BN11)

Styles: Coastal, English cottage

Soil types: Clay

Soil drainage: Boggy damp conditions, Well-drained

Light: Full Shade, Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: East

Exposure: Sheltered

It is an east facing garden on three sides there is a Victorian stone/flint wall. The north facing side of the garden is in shade most of the time and I grow hostas, ferns and achilllea. The south facing has plants that love baking in the sun. Its a garden of two faces. The flower beds are given over to 50% shrubs and 50% cutting flowers - I like to grow cottage garden flowers. I also love roses and have several shrubs - two of which are Compassion. Everything must have a fragrance. I have a south facing side patio to the house which is laid to paving and mostly gravelled. With its own microclimate I grow my veggies in pots (an appotment!) and I have an olive tree in a large pot, oleander, fuschias, monbretia and Japanese anenomes in late summer. It is a riot of colour but lots of cooling greenery also with a large Fatisa Japonica in the corner and a Jasmine.

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Ronnie

Ronnie

About me
I am woman who works full time and when the sun is shining and I am stuck in the office I get very frustrated, wanting to be in my garden. It is a constant battle with snails, more than slugs, and lately urban foxes that are digging up the lawn and excavating the flowerbeds. Over ten years I have turned a patch of garden that was overgrown with ivy and comfrey into a lovely Cottage Garden.

Gardening expertise
Keen but Clueless

Biggest gardening frustrations
Snails and urban foxes, The fact one side sits in brilliant sunshine and the otherside in shade.

Ronnie's forum posts

Re: Help with my pieris
Wed. 27th April 2011 12:55

 

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