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Nikki Carter, Nikki's garden (EH54)

Styles: Allotment or vegetable plot, Conservation and restoration, English cottage, Spiritual, Suburban, Wildflower, Wildlife

Soil types: Clay

Soil drainage: Boggy damp conditions

Soil pH: Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, South, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)

Medium sized garden with fruit trees, shrubs and herbaceous perennials, and raised beds for vegetables. Last year the whole garden was turf, and its been a hard slog to turn it in to something both productive and beautiful. Still working on it :)

Nikki Carter's garden plan

 

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Nikki Carter

Nikki Carter

Gardening expertise
Newbie

Biggest gardening accomplishments
So far .... planting three fruit trees, building 3 raised beds and creating borders. Planting to come in 2010.

Biggest gardening frustrations
When we built the raised beds, we filled it with the up-turned clods of turf we took up to create the borders. Whilst this has been a great way to recycle and fill the raised beds at no cost, we've had to accept that we needed to leave it a season to breakdown in to loam.

The gardening project I am currently working on
Turning my lawn filled garden in to a vegetable plot

 

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