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Jane, My Garden (W5)

Styles: Allotment or vegetable plot, Contemporary, Lighting, Suburban, Water

Soil types: Clay

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Pond/In water

Soil pH: Neutral

Light: Partial Shade

Aspect: South

Exposure: Sheltered

Aspect is South East. Although it is sheltered, it is prone to frost as it is adjacent to large open parkland. There is a large pond with two raised planters. The East facing planter is shaded most of the day but the west facing one has sunlight most of the day. A white cobbled path leads through an arch to a circular lawn. There is a willow arch over a seated area beneath the Ash tree. A gravelled area leads up to the shed and greenhouse. In front of the greenhouse, I made a circular stone mosaic surrounded with a lavender hedge. On each side of this area, there is an espaliered apple tree and a trough of blueberry bushes. Beyond this, there is a pergola planted with roses and clematis leading to raised vegetable beds and a kids' play house. The gate at the bottom leads directly into a large park.

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Jane

Jane

About me
I started this garden 3 years ago. When we moved into the house, the garden had a rectangular lawn, surrounded by a few shrubs and roses. There was a large Ash tree and a huge fir. We had an extension built onto the back of the house and when it was complete, I got stuck into the garden. The decking overhangs a large pond with two raised planters. A white cobbled path leads through an arch to a circular lawn. There is a willow arch over a seated area beneath the Ash tree. A gravelled area leads up to the shed and greenhouse. In front of the greenhouse, I made a circular stone mosaic surrounded with a lavender hedge. On each side of this area, there is an espaliered apple tree and a trough of blueberry bushes. Beyond this, there is a pergola planted with roses and clematis leading to raised vegetable beds and a kids' play house. The gate at the bottom leads directly into a large park.

Gardening expertise
Very Keen

Biggest gardening accomplishments
Designing my garden.

Biggest gardening frustrations
That my living willow igloo died.

The gardening project I am currently working on
Getting ready for the new season.

Jane's forum posts

When to cut back Iris versicolor
Sat. 5th October 2013 13:44

Box cones turning brown.
Sun. 11th November 2012 17:09

Re: Re: Re: Re: sarcococca confusa
Sun. 11th November 2012 17:00

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