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Belinda Macdonald, Shades of Green, Scottish Rural Cottage Garden 2010/11 (PH2)

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

Exposure: Sheltered

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)

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Belinda Macdonald, Shades of Green

Belinda Macdonald, Shades of Green

About me
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.

Gardening expertise

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
Working our where to put a log store and where to relocate the compost bins!

On the web
Blog: http://www.shadesofgreengardendesign.co.uk/blog
Twitter: sggardendesign
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dollar-United-Kingdom/Shades-of-Green-Garden-Design-Fife-Stirling-Scotland

Belinda Macdonald, Shades of Green's forum posts

Re: Keep off my new plants!
Thu. 1st September 2011 12:06

Re: Favourite Fragrant Flowers & Foliage
Mon. 28th February 2011 20:51

Re: Small tree in a small space
Mon. 28th February 2011 20:47

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