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Candy Blackham, My Garden (IP19)

Styles: Conservation and restoration, Courtyards and small terraces, English cottage, Formal, Rural, Wildflower

Soil types: Clay

Soil pH: Neutral

Light: Full Shade, Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, South

Exposure: Exposed

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

I have made a new village garden with the help of two very talented, imaginative, and efficient people - Jason Lock and Johan Van den berg-Hider. The main part of the garden faces the village street, and there is also a small 'terrace' at the back of the house, looking over the fields. The house used to be next to the pub and most of garden faces the road, but the clever design has given us privacy, and it is very beautiful.

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Candy Blackham

Candy Blackham

About me
I enjoy growing plants and I love bright colours. I want to create gardens which are elegant and appropriate for their setting, town and country, and in which the birds and butterflies will be happy!

Gardening expertise
Very Keen

Biggest gardening accomplishments
Propagating lots of geraniums, Japanese anemones, and sedums

Biggest gardening frustrations
I love Hydrangea 'Annabell' but it just won't stand up!

The gardening project I am currently working on
I am creating a new garden in London with guidance from DeakinLock, and learning to maintain a village garden in Suffolk

On the web
Blog: https://enthusiasticgardener.org
Twitter: @bradshawslondon

Candy Blackham's forum posts

Re: What do I do with the little floretts?
Fri. 10th April 2015 12:26

Re: Sedum not performing this year.
Fri. 10th April 2015 12:24

Tellima Grandiflora
Thu. 15th August 2013 08:25

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