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Gill, Top garden (EX20)

Styles: English cottage

Soil types: Clay

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH: Acid

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

Steep. Terraced sections joined with banks alongside drive. 5 sections. Clay soil. Sun and shade at different times of day. Moist soil. Has been cultivated in past so pretty good quality soil. As you can see from the photos, there is a lot to do. I'm going to take some ' work in progress' photos as time goes on. These are from July 2012. I really haven't got to grips with the garden grid design feature.

Gill's garden plan


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About me
I've always wanted to have a beautiful garden and now I've decided to do something about it. This website is fantastic. I often forget the names of things I've planted, or want, so storing them here is so useful. There are so many interesting parts to the website, like the inspirational gardens. If you can't get out to the garden, this is the next best thing! I've grown vegetables for years but I'm not so good with flowers.I mean to change all that!

Gardening expertise
Very Keen

Biggest gardening accomplishments
Nope. Cannot think of anything. Unless veggy gardening applies. I'm proud of my asparagus. I grow Conover's Colossal (think that's how it's spelt) and it seems to like our heavy clay, funnily enough.

Biggest gardening frustrations
Planting a very invasive bamboo 10 years ago, realising that it was a mistake, subsequently spending hours and hours digging it up and disposing of he rhizomes.

The gardening project I am currently working on
I'm redoing my top garden, something which could have been done years ago, as I've lived here 16 years, but hey, I've been doing other things! It's an exciting project. It;s a long thin piece of garden running down the side of the driveway- steep, sort of

Gill's forum posts

Grafting a wisteria
Sat. 29th September 2012 16:37

Re: Raspberry pruning
Mon. 30th July 2012 20:09


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