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Ella, My Garden (0000)

Styles: Child friendly, Rural, Water, Wildflower

Soil types: Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Neutral

Light: Full Shade, Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North

Exposure: Exposed

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

A long, narrow garden in three sections, which was bumpy lawn trampled by horses and donkeys in muddy weather and partially hedged with old, overgrown privet up until August 2011. It now comprises of a stumpery/fernery/woodland garden with a sloping bank under three mature ash trees at the end of the garden, an area for the children in the middle with an apple tree, herbaceous border, slide and seesaw, leading via a living willow tunnel to a wishing chair-topped grassy mound and lawn. Ardbraccan limestone stepping stones (dug out of the ground) lead to a pond with rockery and a herbaceous borders on either side. It is all built on a raised garden with dry stone retaining wall at the front, steps down leading to a small gravel seating area enclosed with a dry stone wall at the back door of the house. We are renting the property but the landlords are happy to let me experiment!

Ella's garden plan


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About me
Addicted gardener.

Gardening expertise
Very Keen

Biggest gardening accomplishments
Learning to live with the natural features of the site.

Biggest gardening frustrations
Irrigation. Because of the ash trees, half of the garden is bone dry for the entire spring and summer season.

The gardening project I am currently working on
Permaculture is my new favourite way to garden. I am currently building raised beds using a varaition of Hugelkultur at the front of the house, installing water butts and encouraging the take over of the lawn by mosses, native creeping perennials and edibles.

Ella's forum posts

Sun. 19th October 2014 20:21

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Sun. 19th October 2014 09:30

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