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Herbietea, My Garden (CO9)

Styles: Courtyards and small terraces, English cottage, Formal

Soil types: Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained

Soil pH: Neutral

Exposure: Sheltered

Notes ref: my plants, members' gardens, ideas etc

Herbietea's garden plan


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About me
I moved into this house with a 1.5 acre garden which has so much potential - and 2 and a half years later I have decided where to start! The garden is divided into 4 sections so luckily the areas needing the most work are not visible from the house. I hope to develop a former small paddock into a series of smaller areas screened by beech hedging. I would like to include a white-themed parterre, rose pergola walk, small orchard area, children's summerhouse garden and kitchen garden. Finally I would like to tame the wild natural pond and wooded area at the very bottom of the garden - not this year though...

Gardening expertise

Biggest gardening accomplishments
Creating a small knot garden (currently recovering quite well from Box Blight...) Removing and reusing every single plant from the border by my entrance door, which were all 'fillers' and not really worthy of their position but great for bulking out a deep half empty border behind the house. I have temporarily replanted my small border near the door with roses and flowers I love, until I am ready to tackle it with the main house border. Created new deep border in back garden last year and am looking forward to seeing how it looks in 2013 Pruning and retraining 27 climbing roses which have not been trained so only flowered 12 feet up on the air. Hoping for better blooming this year.

Biggest gardening frustrations
That my labradors think because I'm in the border, they can be in the border - I have to have ugly string fences until they accept they must walk round. That I can't have all the roses I keep pinning to Pinterest - I am obsessed with them and would like to collect them as some collect shoes. Oh, and rabbits...how do they get in my rabbit-proofed garden?

The gardening project I am currently working on
Sort out rose gazebo bed which looks great in June and a complete mess the rest of the year. Completely strip out rainbow-coloured house border and redo in a more limited colour palette

Herbietea's forum posts

Re: PLEASE help me ID this plant!
Sat. 27th April 2013 11:23

Re: PLEASE help me ID this plant!
Wed. 24th April 2013 20:39


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