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Lesley, My Garden (LS13)

Styles: English cottage, Lighting, Suburban, Water, Wildlife

Soil types: Loamy

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Neutral

Light: Partial Shade

Aspect: South

Exposure: Exposed

Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)

An irregular shaped side garden with a low retaining wall. Laurel hedges to the front and a picket fence to the side opposite the retaining wall. Two mainstay plants here - Buddleigha Davidii and a lavetera

Lesley's garden plan

There is not a published plan for this garden yet.

 

Lesley

Lesley

About me
I am a kind of newbie gardener. I have always been interested in gardening and plants but never had the time or the energy to fulfil my gardening hobby and mainly just read gardening books and magazines for my gardening fix. I am partner to Mark, mum to Luke & Adam, my 22 year old twin boys - yes they were a shock - and we have 4 little Jack Russell fur-babies! I have just redone my side garden as my space - I have a shed, cold frame and lots of plants in pots - nothing special but its my space and I love it. I am getting my very own greenhouse this week too and I'm sooooo excited. We have a large paved and decked area at the back of the house,more for entertaining and the dogs space as its easy to clean up after them too. I have my side garden containing my shed and sooon to be greenhouse and I have the right hand side of the garden which is a jungle at the moment and is my next project

Gardening expertise
Newbie

Biggest gardening accomplishments
I grew some practice 'veg' this year - 2013 - to see if I could do it....I grew potatoes and was featured in Amateur Gardening magazine, they used the picture I have as my profile picture on here. I grew salads and radish,peas and fine beans. They all turned out well apart from some rocket bolting and I was generally pleased. I will be growing more of the same next year.

Biggest gardening frustrations
I have a bad back and digging really infuriates me.............wish there was a magic trick to this..........also I am not very good at planning borders and I will need some practice for this for my next project

The gardening project I am currently working on
I have a medium sized side garden that is redundant at the moment - overgrown lawn that has been dug by the dogs and full of weeds in various stage of growth and decay.......I aim to create lucious herbaceous borders with some decorative edgeing..........

 

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