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Pat O'Keefe, Pat's Patch (NG33)

Styles: Allotment or vegetable plot, Organic, Rural, Water, Wildlife

Soil types: Loamy

Soil drainage: Well-drained

Soil pH: Neutral

Light: Full Shade, Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Exposed

Hardiness: Indoor unheated (H2), Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)

Live in a rural conservation area. House had belonged to a farming family and therefore not much time had been spent on the garden in the past. Planting had been ad hoc and quite mature trees have been badly chosen and placed. Since we are in a conservation area, the trees cannot be taken out so we have to plan around this. Two mature willows very close to the house however were taken out which left a very large void which I am currently planning. So lots of scope but limited budget so am doing little by little. Unfortunately young children and work commitments meant that not much has been done since we moved in other than maintenance (keeping the weeds down can take a lot of effort, that is another good reason to start planting, to keep the weeds down as well as improving the look of the garden).

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Pat O'Keefe

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About me
Have always had an interest in gardening, but have never made the time to develop this. I am now in a position to spend much more time on a garden which needs a lot of time and attention, but does have a lot of potential. I am hoping this site will help me to focus on what needs doing and help me make decisions (once I have managed to do my garden plan and enter plant information etc!)

Gardening expertise
Very Keen

Biggest gardening accomplishments
Getting my existing garden to a point where I feel that I can now develop it and put my own stamp on it. I seem to have spent years just trying to get it into some sort of order.

Biggest gardening frustrations
Not having the time to study plants and planting combinations. I would also like to go and visit other gardens, but all my time is taken up just doing my own garden!

The gardening project I am currently working on
Planting plans for many areas of the garden and also developing a very large pond (the hole has been dug!)

Pat O'Keefe's forum posts

Re: Trellis
Tue. 1st June 2010 16:04

Suitable Climbers
Tue. 1st June 2010 15:56

Design Tool
Sat. 29th May 2010 17:15


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