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Sheron Deards, Old garden (SG14)

Styles: Wildlife, Wildflower, Water, Suburban, Rural, Formal, English cottage, Allotment or vegetable plot

Soil types: Sandy

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Exposure: Exposed

Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)

My old garden, Kingfishers, is a long, narrow garden behind a conventional 1960's semi. The garden starts with a pond by the terrace, leading to a mixed border planted for year round interest. Cottage-style planting, mediterranean bed, hot border and raised vegetable beds. A wildlife friendly area slopes down to country views and the river Beane, where kingfishers are often seen. After living at Kingfishers for 25 years we moved in July 2013.

Sheron Deards's garden plan

There is not a published plan for this garden yet.


Sheron Deards

Sheron Deards

About me
I've been a keen gardener for over 20 years and I enjoy learning something new every day.

Gardening expertise
Very Keen

Biggest gardening accomplishments
Transforming my old garden, Kingfishers, which was weed-infested and covered in crazy paving, into an oasis in which to sit and relax - not that I ever did! Kingfishers was open under the National Gardens Scheme in 2010 and 2011.

Biggest gardening frustrations
So much to do, so little time!

The gardening project I am currently working on
My new garden, Railway Cottage, is a much smaller garden than Kingfishers, but was no less daunting. Luckily a previous owner invested in well-designed hard landscaping and I have begun transforming Railway Cottage from a garden full of overgrown shrubs and bamboo into a traditional cottage garden full of flowers. The journey continues!

Sheron Deards's forum posts

Re: What is this plant?
Tue. 28th July 2020 17:24

Underplanting Standard Holly
Tue. 13th April 2010 18:51

Tree Advice
Wed. 23rd September 2009 20:36

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