In progress indicator

Veneda Harris, My Garden (RH1)

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

Soil types: Sandy

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)

My cottage garden is crammed with plants which means less weeding. I am a great believer in succession planting to give colour and interest throughout the seasons. Thus the honesty,spring bulbs & primulas are replaced by ferns, and herbaceious perennials . I also grow quite a few pot plants, semi standard fuschias, abutilon and this year delphiniums, which I can move around at will to give a different accent on a bed. Statement plants both perrennial and annual give an exotic feel. Mainstays are Melianthus, Abutilon, Cardoon, Castor Bean and Ornamental Millet. I don't use chemicals but try to encourage insects , birds and hedgehogs. Mulching is a necessity on my sandy soil, I have 2 large compost heaps. Shreadng is great fun and very satisfying. My garden is my daily dose of 'vitamins' keeping me healthy and happy.

Veneda Harris's garden plan

There is not a published plan for this garden yet.

Close panel

Plants in Veneda Harris's garden

In progress indicator
Close panel

Plants Veneda Harris wants

In progress indicator

Plants Veneda Harris wants

There are no plants in the wish list for this garden.


Veneda Harris

Veneda Harris

About me
I am a retired teacher but gardening, plants and wildlife have been a passion for me since I was a small child. gardening is my oasis in life both for the joy of the plants and also for the wildlife it attracts. I also enjoy sharing my garden and love passing on plants to others knowing they will brighten their lives for years .

Gardening expertise
Very Keen

Biggest gardening accomplishments
Starting my cottage garden from a blank canvas 28 years ago . Creating an exotic bed this year complete with bananas

Biggest gardening frustrations
Slugs and snails which ALWAYS go for my favourite plants

The gardening project I am currently working on
Renewing the garden fence and over wintering exotics

Veneda Harris's forum posts

Security Hedge/Screen
Thu. 27th March 2008 23:34

Mock orange
Sat. 29th September 2007 09:40

leaf problem
Tue. 18th September 2007 12:25

View all Veneda Harris's forum posts


To add ? to your lists,
login to your account or subscribe.

Find out more about plant lists here

or Login