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Tracey Hutchison, My Garden (CA13)

Styles: Allotment or vegetable plot, Child friendly, Coastal, Organic, Rural, Wildflower, Wildlife

Soil types: Clay

Soil drainage: Boggy damp conditions, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH: Neutral

Light: Full Shade, Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: West

Exposure: Exposed

The garden has views to the Solway Firth and Dumfries beyond. It is exposed to winds from the south and west and is about 60m long and 20 wide. It is my personal project to turn it into a 'garden'. We moved in last summer, the garden contained one hypernicum shrub and grass. It has a native hedge to the North East, and post and wire fencing to the other borders. My neighbours to the south have a veg bed at the bottom of the garden and one planting bed that does not border my garden. The other neighbours are the sheep and cattle in the fields. My garden is home to three chickens, who currently have free range. The garden has also been visited by sheep, hares, red squirrels, pheasants, robins, blue tits, thrush, blackbirds, and several cats belonging to the neighbours. I also keep a blog to follow my gardens progress, called See the garden grow, at http://carreggarden.blogspot.com

Tracey Hutchison's garden plan

There is not a published plan for this garden yet.

 

Tracey Hutchison

Tracey Hutchison

About me
I spent 15 years working in an office, all the while pottering in my garden in the evenings and weekends. I then retrained first in horticulture then in garden design at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh. I now run a garden design business which offers design and soft landscaping services.

Gardening expertise
Professional

On the web
Blog: http://carreggardens.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @carreggardens
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Carreg-Garden-Design/246103158754607?sk=wall

Tracey Hutchison's forum posts

Re: Is this Purple Loosestrife?
Thu. 8th September 2011 15:47

Re: Keep off my new plants!
Thu. 1st September 2011 09:43

 

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