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Botanic Jewels Design , Herts garden (SG13)

Styles: Conservation and restoration, Courtyards and small terraces, Rural, Water, Wildlife

Soil types: Loamy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Neutral

Light: Partial Shade

Aspect: North, South

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)

My Victorian house is towards the top of a hill with front and rear gardens of roughly equal size. The tiered back garden has a patio, lawn on three levels, mixed herbaceous borders, rising steeply to a summerhouse at the top, which now "grounds" the large beech tree on top level. A well established wood to the south means that my back garden naturally peaks in spring but that light is an issue for the rest if the summer! The challenges at the front of the house are no less, as the steeply sloping drive, sheltered by hedges both sides and some large mature trees, including a larch under a TPO, runs down to the garage. Alongside is a gravel garden with seat, pond and boggy area.

Botanic Jewels Design 's garden plan

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Botanic Jewels Design

Botanic Jewels Design

About me
Lifelong gardener and former biomedical scientist with a Garden Design Diploma from Capel Manor. I have experience of developing and maintaining gardens on clay, chalk, acid and loamy soils. Now using my knowledge, skills and experience to coach others!

Gardening expertise

Biggest gardening accomplishments
After detailed discussion with clients, I work with them to produce mood boards, 3D images, a Master plan, including construction drawings, and planting plans as required. I have planted and maintained gardens in Sussex on clay, in Bucks on chalk, on acid soil in Norfolk, in addition to my own in Hertford. I have helped several peoplein Bucks, Hertford, Hatfield, Cambridge and Norwich develop their gardens. I propagate a variety of shrubs and perennials.

Biggest gardening frustrations
The mature wood at the top of my steep back garden casts shadow on southeast facing garden for much of the day, but I've turned that into an opportunity for growing some shade loving species.

The gardening project I am currently working on
Developing master plan for the redesign of a large garden surrounding a historic thatched cottage garden in a small village in Bedfordshire.

On the web
Twitter: https://twitter.com/botanicjewels
Facebook: https://Facebook.com/botanicjewelsdesign

Botanic Jewels Design 's forum posts

Re: Help identifying two shrubs
Wed. 9th May 2018 01:53

Re: Please can someone tell me what this is
Mon. 7th May 2018 20:38

Re: Help identifying this creeping plant please
Mon. 7th May 2018 20:25

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