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Nikki Griffith, My Garden (KENT)

Styles: English cottage

Soil types: Clay

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained

Soil pH: Neutral

Light: Full Shade, Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, West

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

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

Windy but sunny garden

Nikki Griffith's garden plan

 

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Nikki Griffith

Nikki Griffith

About me
Married, 6 grandchildren, ancient mother, loads of interests including painting and friends and have come to gardening relatively late in life and have done a distance learning course on Cottage Garden Design and attended a 'design your garden borders' short course, which I absolutely loved and discovered that not only do I enjoy learning but I also enjoy putting it into practice. Have recently moved to a house with a bigger garden which is well established but needs colour and cherishing. I have removed over 15 euonymus, 10 hebes and loads of hypericums and ericas as the previous owners obviously didn't know of any other plants and went for the easy option. I am having such fun planning, purchasing and planting. Wrote that last year and it is a joy to see the change a year has made and to enjoy the fruits of hard labour.

Gardening expertise
Very Keen

Biggest gardening accomplishments
Transforming this garden from a sad bedraggled old shrubby place into this vibrant garden full of perennials, bulbs and annuals. Transplanted over 167 plants and most of them have survived, some taking over a year to settle in and such a pleasant surprise to see them this year when I thought they had died last year.

Biggest gardening frustrations
SNAILS! I think they think they are in paradise in our garden and I wage a constant war upon them and have tried virtually every product and tip there is. Now using Strulch - fabulous stuff.

The gardening project I am currently working on
Continually improving what is already there.

On the web
Twitter: @nikkigart
Facebook: NikkiGriffithArt

Nikki Griffith's forum posts

The Year-Round Garden by Geoff Stebbings
Mon. 21st June 2010 07:36

 

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