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eileen whiddett, My Garden (EX32)

Styles: English cottage, Rural, Wildlife

Soil types: Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage: Pond/In water, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, West

Exposure: Exposed

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

Very unruly garden with a mind of its own - a cottage garden, I suppose. There is no lawn, just the paths that were put in before I had the house - these are only about 18" wide and once the plants spill over there is not much room to move. There is one very small area down at the bottom where I have berry bushes and a fig tree. Two large pergolas take care of the climbing clematis and honeysuckle. Two seating areas which are enclosed, and a big terrace which is the whole width of the garden. Early this year I dug out a gooseberry bush, stripped it down to one stem and I had one and a half pounds of gooseberries on a standard stem. The garden is on a downward slope and sheltered on all sides, but I face the Atlantic so the winds are a problem some of the time.

eileen whiddett's garden plan

There is not a published plan for this garden yet.


eileen whiddett

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About me
a useful gardener, but I don't always get it right aout the soil I am planting in and I've had a few failures (a lot really)

Gardening expertise
Very Keen

Biggest gardening accomplishments
Making my garden up from a large plot filled with conifers and vegetables. Now it's a lovely cottage garden with vegetables contained in small unobtrustive beds. Planted about 7 trees to give the garden the much needed shade

Biggest gardening frustrations
Couch grass. Anyone who invents something to easily get rid of this weed wuill be a millionaire in no time at all.

eileen whiddett's forum posts

Re: Ground cover
Thu. 12th January 2012 09:47

Re: scabiosa barocca
Tue. 26th July 2011 08:19

scabiosa barocca
Mon. 25th July 2011 08:11

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