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Barry Tabor, My Garden (PE15)

Styles: English cottage, Organic, Suburban, Wildflower, Wildlife

Soil types: Chalky, Clay

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Neutral

Light: Full Shade, Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: East

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Indoor unheated (H2), Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)

About 100 feet by 40 feet plus small front garden, mostly 'cottage garden' style mixed beds and borders with hardly a straight line in sight. Dry climate (typical E Anglia) so many plants have to be drought tolerant. Moderate sized greenhouse and plenty of benches and seats spread around.

Barry Tabor's garden plan

There is not a published plan for this garden yet.


Barry Tabor

Barry Tabor

About me
66 and retired. Happy to help with problems, and welcoming of advice from others as far as gardening is concerned. Recently gave up a more demanding hobby in favour of more gardening, and the cash from sale of assets enabled me to get a really nice greenhouse, after much searching for the right one. I love to visit gardens both public and private, and am happy to offer a cup of tea or coffee to visitors to my own humble efforts. Wildlife welcome except rabbits, wasps and magpies.

Gardening expertise
Very Keen

Biggest gardening accomplishments
Finding out by trial and error what works and what does not, and finding ways of increasing the number of things that work.

Biggest gardening frustrations
The weather!! And 'Events, dear boy, events!!'

The gardening project I am currently working on
Re-planting tired beds and borders using plants from nurseries, not garden centres, and the first batch of over 400 seedlings from the new greenhouse.

Barry Tabor's forum posts

Re: Re: Insect houses
Mon. 20th February 2012 15:13

Re: How are we all doing?
Mon. 20th February 2012 14:51

Re: Beekeeping in my garden?
Mon. 20th February 2012 14:36

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