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Edwina Robarts, My Garden (SG11)

Styles: Allotment or vegetable plot, Rural

Soil types: Sandy

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Neutral

Light: Partial Shade

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed

Hardiness: Indoor heated (H1), Hardy (H4)

Mature 4 1/2 acre garden developed by the owners over the last 40 years. It is both an architectual and a plantsman's garden with an immaculate kitchen garden. On a windy site good use has been made of walls and hedges to shelter borders filled with a mixture of shrubs, foliage plants and unusual and elegant perennials. Open for the ngs on 13/14 June and Sun 3 Oct 2010 and Saturday 5 June with Standon Open Gardens. The tennis court has recently been converted to a Petanque Court surrounded by four raised beds filled with blocks of grass. The orchard is planted in grid formation. Under each tree is a square of meadow where wild flowers are encouraged. Visit http//:www.bromley-hall.co.uk for a full description and lots of images

Edwina Robarts's garden plan

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Edwina Robarts

Edwina Robarts

About me
I started gardening when we moved to this house in 1963. There was no garden to speak of when we came here but it has developed slowly over the years. Mostly we have worked from the house outwards. Originally we had a 2 acre paddock which had originally been orchard. Some of the old apple and pear trees still survive but it has gradually been planted with trees with paths mown through to allow views to the countryside beyond. Over the years my tastes have changed. Plant groupings have become larger but I am still really interested in having the right mix of texture and colour in the borders. More of the garden can be seen at www.bromley-hall.co.uk

Gardening expertise
Very Keen

Biggest gardening frustrations
Deer, rabbits and bindweed!

The gardening project I am currently working on
Replanting areas of the garden where shrubs have died in the mixed borders or where they have grown too large..

Edwina Robarts's forum posts

Re: Re: What is this plant
Sun. 1st May 2011 17:44

What is this plant
Sun. 1st May 2011 10:43

Re: Can any one identgify this evergreen?
Thu. 7th April 2011 17:51

 

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