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Sue West, My Garden (HP10)

Styles: Courtyards and small terraces, English cottage, Rural

Soil types: Clay

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained

Soil pH: Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, East

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Indoor unheated (H2), Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)

I have a small garden in the front and back of the house and have been trying to get some order for the last 18 months. Most structures have been made by my hubby using reclaimed goods and I have grown most of the plants from seeds, or have brought them cheap at the end of the season. I have also aquired a number of fruit plants, cheaply due to damage and they have been in for a year now and are flowering and fruiting nicely :0) Have to admit that not everything has gone to plan, sometimes with laughable results! but I forgive myself as I am learning by trial and error.

Sue West's garden plan

There is not a published plan for this garden yet.


Sue West

Sue West

About me
I am very new to gardening after neglecting the 'small patches of ground outside' for a good few years. This is mainly due to having five young children and a dog that 'liked to dig'! After being made redundant 18 months ago and with the children all grown up and a dog that does not like getting his feet dirty, I decided that the garden needed some long overdue TLC. It has been a case of trial and error, with many plants having to be moved more than once as they outgrew their 'alloted space', but I am getting there!

Gardening expertise

Biggest gardening accomplishments
Actually getting anything, apart from weeds, to grow!

Biggest gardening frustrations
Slugs and snails eating ALL of my Petunia seedlings, inside the greenhouse! Also I am a very impatient gardener and want everything to grow NOW!

The gardening project I am currently working on
We have two very small areas to work with. the front garden is mainly greenish in colour and we laughingly call it 'grass'. we are considering replacing this or intergrating it with 'Irish moss', which can only improve what we have. The back garden was s

Sue West's forum posts

Re: Re: triffid updated
Sat. 21st July 2012 20:53

triffid updated
Sat. 21st July 2012 19:59

Tue. 19th June 2012 19:10

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