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Ena Green, My Garden (CW8)

Styles: Allotment or vegetable plot, English cottage, Organic, Wildlife

Soil types: Sandy

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Neutral

Light: Partial Shade

Aspect: West

Exposure: Exposed

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

West facing garden on 3 levels with sandy soil which dries out quickly. We have removed around 10 large conifers since moving here nearly 5 years ago but still have several along southside boundary. These are needed for privacy but compound the dryness. Top two thirds of garden is ornamental with mixed borders in a cottage garden style, with roses and clematis, hardy perennials surrounding a lawn and leading to a summerhouse. Two lower levels are reached by a flight of steps where we grow fruit and veg. We also have 3 plastic compost bins and a large chicken-wire frame where we are making leaf mould. This area also houses the cold frames where new plants are propagated.

Ena Green's garden plan

 

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Ena Green

Ena Green

About me
Very keen gardener since early 1970's - have tended 4 gardens since then and an allotment in the 1980's. Have lived in present garden since 2006 and completely re-vamped it front and back.

Gardening expertise
Very Keen

Biggest gardening accomplishments
Opening my garden recently in aid of local church - 3 months of total panic prior to day but enjoyed the day itself with fabulous weather and many compliments about garden. Don't think I could do it again though.

Biggest gardening frustrations
Very dry sandy soil so constantly watering, feeding, mulching. Also prone to drying westerly winds which adds to the problem.

The gardening project I am currently working on
Very lucky to have a DIY expert husband who makes all my garden features - he is presently making large obelisks for clematis.

Ena Green's forum posts

Re: Lathyrus annual sweet pea seeds
Sun. 1st January 2012 19:42

Re: Re: Can I trim this bush?
Thu. 20th October 2011 11:28

Re: Can I trim this bush?
Wed. 19th October 2011 17:00

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