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Sally, My Garden (SW9)

Styles: Courtyards and small terraces, English cottage

Soil types: Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive, Well-drained

Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Shade, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, East

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)

My garden is a tiny city courtyard. It does have beds though, so I'm not confined to containers. The planting is English cottage and woodland in style and the colours soft and cool. It's surrounded by buildings on 3 sides so is quite shady, but luckily the "open" side is south facing so I do get some sun for a few hours a day. The up-side is that it's very sheltered and remains above freezing except in the harshest winters. It's a little oasis of peace and it gives me indescribable pleasure.

Sally's garden plan


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About me
I've designated myself Keen but Clueless, though I like to think I do know a bit. It's just that having such a tiny garden, I have experience of relatively few plants and there is so very much to know. However, small as it is, it couldn't give me more joy.

Gardening expertise
Keen but Clueless

Biggest gardening accomplishments
I just get such a thrill whenever something I've planted thrives and comes back the following year!

Biggest gardening frustrations
Finding plants that flower in shady conditions.

The gardening project I am currently working on
Just getting the garden how I want it to be for the summer.

Sally's forum posts

Re: Re: A Blue Bell but Not a Bluebell
Wed. 27th April 2011 08:19

Re: A Blue Bell but Not a Bluebell
Tue. 26th April 2011 08:25

A Blue Bell but Not a Bluebell
Mon. 25th April 2011 13:31

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