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Jo Christoforides, My Garden (TA7)

Styles: Courtyards and small terraces, Rural

Soil types: Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH: Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed

Jo Christoforides's garden plan


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Jo Christoforides

Jo Christoforides

About me
We moved into our current home in 2005 after a year long building renovation project and typically, found ourselves without the resources necessary to landscape. It's taken a while to tidy up and feel ready to move on to the creative phase. Having scaled down my business last year, I now have the time and certainly the inclination to get started though I'm finding the prospect extremely daunting because I am lacking even the most basic knowledge. How did people manage without the wonderful resource that is the Internet? Just finding this site is so motivating. I'm really hoping that I can make good progress over the coming months.

Gardening expertise

Biggest gardening accomplishments
Conquering my fear of plant taxonomy, identification and classification! Three weeks ago I started an RHS course in practical horticulture knowing nothing. Now I know a tiny fraction more than nothing but after twenty five years of dedicating myself to one talent and building my career around that, I'm just beginning to realise what a wonderful new path of discovery I've embarked upon.

Biggest gardening frustrations
Trying to differentiate between certain conifers. Think that I've cracked it now.

The gardening project I am currently working on
Identifying and cataloguing the existing trees and shrubs in my garden that were planted by us in this former farmyard over the past seven years on a completely random, pot-luck basis.

Jo Christoforides's forum posts

Re: Re: Sedum not performing this year.
Thu. 30th April 2015 10:08

Earliest spring flowers for large wooden planter.
Sat. 17th August 2013 11:21

Re: Re: Do Viburnum Leaf Beetles attack Buddleia plants too?
Fri. 21st June 2013 20:54

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