Thank you all for making me so welcome – lots of good advice already. A bit more detail for those who asked – I’m on clay with underlying limestone. I guess the builders have compacted the soil quite a bit in places. The front garden is about 12’ by 24’, south-facing with no shade and a slight slope back towards the house. I want just a riot of colour, a few paths and hardly any grass, no bare soil, and lots of height (without completely blocking the windows) I can get plenty of manure.
We’re quite high up – 500 feet on the north edge of Gloucestershire.
I’m really pleased to get a such a range of replies. Hywel especially – thanks for the warning, I burnt a cake last night because of watching a film with my daughter! – so I’m just the one who will wreck supper because of the website. LOL.
- 27 Dec, 2008
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