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fiona smith, Kierfiold Garden (KW16)

Styles: Coastal, Conservation and restoration, English cottage, Formal, Rural

Soil types: Sandy

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Aspect: East

Exposure: Exposed

A walled victorian garden crammed with geraniums, fuchsias, poppies, kniphofia, iris and primroses. It consists of long formal borders, a sheltered rock garden and a cottage garden.

fiona smith's garden plan

There is not a published plan for this garden yet.


fiona smith

fiona smith

About me
I garden in extreme conditions! I have a 2.5 acre site on the west coast of Orkney. We are about 1 mile from the atlantic ocean and the winds can be very severe, so salt and wind are my biggest problems. On the positive side winters tend to be mild and in May, June and July it doesn't go dark so we have a very short, intense growing period.

Gardening expertise
Very Keen

Biggest gardening accomplishments
Ridding my garden of extensive Rosa Rugosa and learning how to identify the tiny differences in geraniums

Biggest gardening frustrations
Celandine and the salty and windy conditions in Orkney.

The gardening project I am currently working on
Gradually introducing some structure into a large informally planned garden. Replanting borders to extend the flowering season.


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