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Laura Thomas, Shady city garden - (WC1)

Styles: Courtyards and small terraces, English cottage, Organic, Suburban

Soil types: Clay

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid

Light: Full Shade, Partial Shade

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

Small city garden surrounded by 5 storey block of flats to one side and 3 storey building to east. Hence high walls on all sides . North has steps down to deep shade basement patio. Sycamore tree overhanging south wall. Garden split vertically into 50% deep to dappled shade and 50 % dappled shade to sun. Morning sun on western wall til midday & brief late afternoon sun on end of south facing side lawn Garden has 3 defined areas top patio lawn side lawn basement patio

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Laura Thomas

Laura Thomas

About me
Have been a garden lover since childhood, though the more gardening I do the more I realise the skills I lack. When I first started gardening as an adult I was spoilt by the fact that my garden had been a pig farm hence everything I tried, grew! More recently, since gardening on stony London soil, much of it dry shade, I have had to go back to basics - the answer lies in the soil, the aspect and the gardener!

Gardening expertise
Very Keen

Biggest gardening accomplishments
Restoring my communal garden on a very tight budget from a 15 year neglected wilderness to something that resembles a woodland garden -

Biggest gardening frustrations
Dry Shade - whether from building or trees. I look with envy at those lovely sunny gardens with colourful arrays of sun loving flowers & veg.

The gardening project I am currently working on
Re-design, planting and upkeep of neighboruing 'Shady City Garden'

On the web
Blog: http://patiopatch.blogspot.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/LauraBloomsbury

Laura Thomas's forum posts

Re: Please help! plant identification
Fri. 13th August 2010 10:50

Re: Planting a Cordyline Australias Cabbage Palm
Mon. 5th July 2010 22:57

Re: heelllppp it's taking over!!!!!
Mon. 5th July 2010 22:51

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