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Botanic Jewels Design , Eaton garden (NR4)

Styles: Suburban, English cottage, Conservation and restoration

Soil types: Loamy, Sandy

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

Soil pH: Acid

Light: Partial Shade

Aspect: South

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)

Long narrow back garden of Victorian terraced property, well drained sandy loam, pH 6.0, with previously laid patio areas and painted shed with maPlanting mainly Cottage garden style with three roses, two Wisteria, salvias, honeysuckles, foxgloves, rhododendrons, perennial geraniums and a variety of bulbs ! Front garden originally informal gravel garden, with surprisingly high soil pH of 7.5, presumably due to leaching of limestone from gravel over years, despite originally acid sandy soil! Now restoring the garden to be more in keeping with age of house with formal central bed planted with variety of shrubs, perennials and bulbs around a magnificent Magnolia stellata, now successfully transplanted from its former position. New Lonicera nitida hedging gives more defined borders to this front garden. A new gate and matching railings are to be set on top of a new brick wall.

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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
Professional

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

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