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BC52MJC, My Garden (LN6)

Styles: Child friendly, Contemporary, Courtyards and small terraces, English cottage, Lighting, Organic, Rural, Spiritual, Suburban, Water

Soil types: Sandy

Soil drainage: Pond/In water, Well-drained

Soil pH: Neutral

Light: Full Shade, Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, East

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

Our garden runs almost E/W and so gets sun all day on the N border and for about an hour on the S border which is bounded by a high English Mixed hedge around 30 years old. The garden was a mass of 150 mm high Blackberry shoots in 2008 when we moved in and we have set to with 2 phases with the intention of building a new garden without our old mistakes. Sounds a great idea but we have now got some new mistakes which we are gradually ironing out. Phase 1 is the section closest to the bugalow and phase 2 which was a vegetable trial area of raised beds failed due to the hedge sucking away the goodness and any water from 2 of the 4 beds. Phase 2a began this year (2011) and we have just finished converting that mistake with the hard landscaping to start a formal Italian inspired garden with a raised formal pond using the old Raised Bed frames (Railway Sleepers).

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BC52MJC

BC52MJC

About me
We are both now retired from the day to day work of our own business and enjoy working together in our secluded and new garden which is to be our last garden building project having completed 2 previously at our earlier homes. We have no plans to move again.

Gardening expertise
Very Keen

Biggest gardening accomplishments
Building a new garden from scratch to complement a 17c farmhouse - our previous home.

Biggest gardening frustrations
Ground Elder and Bl***y Horsetail.

The gardening project I am currently working on
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Sat. 1st October 2011 07:12

 

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