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Soil types: Sandy
Soil drainage: Well-drained
Soil pH: Acid, Neutral
Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Aspect: North, South, East, West
Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered
Hardiness: Hardy (H4)Our garden is huge, and surrounded by meadows. The drive has rhodies along it, so does the front garden which consists mainly of the central round flower bed filled with azaleas, rhodies and sedums, and a north side of the house, covered in climbers and rhodies. The rest of the garden consists of borders along the house and a terrace flower beds. We have an "orchard" which is an area along the meadow, where we are trying to grow apple, pear, plum trees, a chestnut. South and west walls of the house have grapewine and kiwi. The remainder of the garden has a number of oaks, chestnut trees, and a number of large shrubs, as well as hazelnuts, and a newly planted walnut. We have a pond, that is empty and is covered with weed-trees, which is a low priority project, as we have small children. Then we have a lawn, which takes an hour a week to mow.
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Having lived in the appartments in big cities for most of my life, I have moved from London to a German countryside to start a family and since 2007 I was redesigning our large garden. So far I have counted 90 species excluding trees and bushes which were there before me. My objective is to create a peaceful setting, and low maintenance garden, and get the orchard to finally produce some fruit.
Biggest gardening accomplishments
low maintenance but quite spectacular garden - work in progress. Participants are Azaleas, Rhodies, Sedums, Wisteria, Hydrangea Limelight...
Biggest gardening frustrations
Apple crop is non-existent, 4 years after planting.
The gardening project I am currently working on
Garden terrace (22 sq m) in white and green colours, fragrant plants... Has been recently planted. Impatient to see the results.
Re: Climbing hydrangea - why so few flowers?
Wed. 25th May 2011 18:11
Re: kiwi fruit
Mon. 16th May 2011 17:46
I was inspired by this Wollerton garden
Mon. 16th May 2011 17:45