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Styles: English cottage, Rural
Soil types: Clay
Soil drainage: Boggy damp conditions, Moist but well-drained
Soil pH: Neutral
Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Aspect: South, East, West
Hardiness: Hardy (H4)Large, mature garden on a flat site in the Carse of Gowrie, Tayside (0.5 acres). Removal of many large conifers and over-mature shrubs has opened up new areas for planting. The soil is heavy clay, with some very damp areas, and has been improved by digging in plentiful quantities of organic matter. The garden is being redeveloped in a rural, romantic style - modified for the local conditions. Garden development is occurring in phases: herbaceous border (2010), mixed and woodland borders (2010), Syringa border (2010), orrnamental woodland with wildflower meadow (2011), lavender walk (2011)
There is not a published plan for this garden yet.
There are no plants in the wish list for this garden.
I am a professional garden designer, running Shades of Green Garden Design based in Dollar, Clackmannanshire. I help clients to create the ideal garden for their lifestyle, location & budget. I often work alongside my clients in the new garden during the planting phase, chatting with them about why the plants have been selected and what needs to be done to encourage healthy, vigorous growth over the ensuing seasons.Every garden that I design is different, as each one reflects the aspirations, preferences and needs of the client. As result, my working life is one of constant stimulation and challenge, as I seek the best solutions to the problems posed by each garden I am involved with. It's a very satisfying way to spend one's days! Some of my clients' gardens are listed in the Members Gardens section - search for Belinda Macdonald.
Biggest gardening accomplishments
Every garden I have been involved with, whether my own or my clients, is a major accomplishment to me. That is the joy of garden-making.
Biggest gardening frustrations
Not having enough time to spend in my own garden!
The gardening project I am currently working on
I always have a range of design projects on the go at any one time, usually a mix of large rural gardens and smaller suburban plots. When time allows, I may take on smaller projects on a consultancy basis.
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