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Allyson Jones, My Garden (DE15)

Styles: Formal

Soil types: Clay, Sandy

Soil drainage: Boggy damp conditions

Aspect: South

Exposure: Sheltered

South facing garden with a raised bed that has sun all day so the soil gets parched on hot sunny days. We have worked hard on the soil adding mulch, compost manure etc the quality of the soil has improved. At the bottom of the garden the plants are mostly in the shade as there is a six foot fence and masses of trees behind the garden. The soil is very claylike and clumpy we have only just started working on the soil but it is very hard work. We have large shrubs at the bottom of the garden but I would like more colour I will cut the right back this year after they have flowered and continue to look for plants that will add colour at the bottom of the garden.

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Allyson Jones

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About me
New to gardening so learning all the time and need help with garden design and filling the garden with nice plants. I have a large shaded area any advice on any aspect of gardening would be most welcome

Gardening expertise

Biggest gardening accomplishments
Non yet but working on it

Biggest gardening frustrations
Shaded garden and clay soil

The gardening project I am currently working on
Improving the soil quality and adding plants to this shaded area


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