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John Wicks, My Garden (RG6)

Styles: Child friendly, English cottage, Suburban, Water, Wildlife

Soil types: Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

Informal mixed borders, lawn, small pond.

John Wicks's garden plan

There is not a published plan for this garden yet.


John Wicks

John Wicks

About me
I am a self-taught amateur gardener. I live in the Thames Valley. My garden is about 17m by 13m and I have a 10 pole allotment. My 5 granddaughters like helping me in the garden (my grandson also helps but is too young to do much more than dig holes in the flowerbeds). I am also a Garden Guide Volunteer at the National Trust's lovely garden at Greys Court (http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/greys-court/). I take visitors on garden tours, answer their questions, etc. I also keep their plant list up to date - there are over 800 different plants in the garden - and Shoot has been a great help with that.

Gardening expertise
Very Keen

Biggest gardening accomplishments
Some tasty veg from my allotment.

Biggest gardening frustrations
Vine weevil, slugs, pigeons and cats.

The gardening project I am currently working on
Replanting an east facing border after a fence has been replaced. Getting my allotment ready for next spring.

John Wicks's forum posts

Re: Drought tolerant species for Turkish garden
Wed. 16th August 2017 19:30

Re: Best site for Passiflora?
Sun. 1st January 2017 17:41

Re: What tree or overgrown scrub is this please?
Sun. 1st January 2017 17:37

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