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Lyn Short, My Garden (DN36)

Styles: Allotment or vegetable plot, Courtyards and small terraces, English cottage, Organic, Rural, Water, Wildflower, Wildlife

Soil types: Clay

Soil drainage: Moisture-retentive

Soil pH: Neutral

Light: Partial Shade

Aspect: South

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

A half-acre rural plot on clay soil. Three ponds - a large mainly shaded pond at bottom of garden surrounded by shrubs, grasses and low rockery areas. Middle pond is opposite the summerhouse and undergoing changes as we hope to install a small stream and waterfall. Smallest pond is next to a south-facing gravel area planted with grasses and lavender. Also have large lawns, apple, plum and pear trees, vegetable plot. Shade borders, and woodland area towards bottom of garden. Sunny borders near new garage and new fencing. Gravel border down side with small evergreens to climb fence. Front garden best in spring, lots of bulbs, hellebores, very dry soil here.

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Lyn Short

Lyn Short

About me
Part-time Primary school teacher, part-time amateur gardener.

Gardening expertise
Very Keen

Biggest gardening accomplishments
Ceating new woodland area from an old potato patch!

Biggest gardening frustrations
Sticky clay soil.

The gardening project I am currently working on
Sunny border next to a new fence, and creating a stream and waterfall by existing pond.

 

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