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Truus de Jong, My Garden (3822)

Styles: Courtyards and small terraces, Water

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

Light: Partial Shade

Aspect: South

Exposure: Sheltered

We have a lovely citygarden, with a magnificent magnolia tree as a centre piece. We made a table circling the base of the tree and a good spot to lounge in my hammock. The magnolia acts as a natural sunshade. Between the tree and the backdoor we made a semi-circular pond reaching from fence to fence, with a slab of stone for a bridge to cross it. Since about 2 months we have a Romneya Coulteri, given to us by friends from the UK. It has taken very well, grown about 5 times it's original size and even produced a flower with a diametre of 16 cms across! Just recently I noticed lots and lots of little green caterpillars gnawing their way through the leafs. Does anyone know how I can tackle these little green monsters in the most effective way?

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About me
We live in the Netherlands and have a small sheltered citygarden. We go over to the UK on a regular basis and love the way people tend their gardens there. My preferance is to not intervere too much with nature, but at the same time create conditions that are best for the plants we choose to grow. The plants we planted ourselves are a Magnolia tree (grown from a 50 cm plant to a fully grown tree), Echineceae, Japanese Anenomes, Romneya Coulteri, Ferns and a few pots with flowers. Digitalis, Akelei (?) and other wildflowers spontaniously find their way into the garden as well.

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