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Gilbert Wright, My Garden (ME10)

Styles: Formal, Lighting, Oriental, Spiritual, Suburban, Water

Soil types: Clay

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained

Soil pH: Neutral

Light: Partial Shade

Aspect: East

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

Japanese Garden, built by Graham and Howard Healey from Rhino Rock Gardens in East Peckham, who have won awards at Hampton Court. Main features are a faux tea house which disguises the railway fence at the bottom of the garden, and a water feature with cascades, a pebble beach and bridge. Original Japanese features include lanterns and a Koi Lady, as well as a beautiful Acer and an Ilex Crenata Cloud Tree among other plants

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Gilbert Wright

Gilbert Wright

About me
I used to live in Poole, Dorset and was inspired, or should I say spoiled, by Compton Acres - especially the Japanese garden. I now live in Kent and commute to London for work, so I don't have time to look after a garden, but I managed to get Graham and Howard Healey from Rhino Rock Gardens in East Peckham to build me a wonderful Japanaese garden, so I can relax and enjoy it in my spare time. I really just need to know enough to keep it looking good, but I also love the taste of home-grown veg, so am trying to get an allotment, and would need to learn how to make a success of that as well.

Gardening expertise
Newbie

Biggest gardening accomplishments
Discovering Compton Acres and Rhino Rock Gardens

Biggest gardening frustrations
Not knowing how to properly look after my plants

The gardening project I am currently working on
Waiting for winter to end, so I can sit out in my garden again

Gilbert Wright's forum posts

Re: Re: Ilex Crenata Kinme Cloud Tree Problem
Thu. 13th October 2011 07:32

Ilex Crenata Kinme Cloud Tree Problem
Sat. 8th October 2011 10:56

 

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