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pootros, advice please! v excited about the blank slate - on chalk. (SO32)

Styles: Wildlife, Rural, Child friendly, Allotment or vegetable plot

Soil types: Chalky

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Alkaline

Light: Partial Shade

Aspect: South

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

a green rectangle on chalk. where to start! It is 3/4 acre south facing in the majority full sun, has a fair sided north facing front garden actually gets partial sun, has a small shaded east area and a small west side with partial sun. The rest is grass and a few shrubs that don't flower! All bland and green! We have 2 bee hives and a veg patch. we are total novices.

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About me
Keen amateur gardener new to a chalky area and a large, totally blank slate that is a bit daunting in its infinite possibilities!

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The gardening project I am currently working on
want to turn a blank green rectangle into rooms, incorporate a small orchard, improve our autumn& winter colour and improve habitat for butterflies. I want to get the veg patch colourful and get the kids learning along with me.

pootros's forum posts

Does anyone know anywhere to find good detailed planting plans for borders or gardens? Thanks.
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