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Maureen, Mo's Garden (E4)

Styles: English cottage, Suburban

Soil types: Clay

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

Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

I have just renovated the garden this year. Starting with removing an old shed base, removing lots of concrete and creating a new path and cutting new beds. The lawn has been re-shaped so it is circular, intersected by the gravel path and the new beds encircle the lawn. I have just finished planning and planting the right-hand bed and am about to start on the left hand bed. The garden is west facing so gets a lot of sun with only a small amount shade on the left hand side. There is a large patio so lots of possibilities for container planting too. It has been great to make this reality; I've dreamt of having a garden for a long time but have spent a long time thinking that I wouldn't be able to tackle it and know what to do. It's great to know that all the hard work is paying off even thought it is a case of trail and error. So much new to learn all of the time.

Maureen's garden plan

There is not a published plan for this garden yet.



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About me
I'm new to gardening but have dreamed of putting a garden together for a few years now but lacked the confidence. I finally went for it earlier this year and decided to re-landscape my garden in 3 months. After a lot of heavy lifting and escapades I am getting there and putting together planting plans and seeing what happens next plus exciting results. Thoroughly enjoying it. It is the rewarding experience I thought it would be and Shoot is really helping.

Gardening expertise

Biggest gardening accomplishments
Transforming my garden.

Biggest gardening frustrations
Still making the mistake of picking plants by looks and then hoping that they will thrive in the soil and location I have given them. Fingers crossed!

The gardening project I am currently working on
My garden.

Maureen's forum posts

Re: Re: When to mulch?
Fri. 13th January 2012 16:17

When to mulch?
Mon. 26th December 2011 11:25

Re: Re: Re: What is this and is it a weed that I can remove?
Mon. 31st October 2011 12:58

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