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By Nettie2

Our garden is part of an old hospital it consists of a pile or rubble and a grassy knowe, lots of old concrete and on a slope! Help, I don't even know where to start!



It,s not Taplow is it? Take some pics first.? The mound may have to stay becoming a feature? Books on terracing might be of help?

2 Sep, 2009


welcome to GoY. Have a look around at any gardens in similar situations. take photos too. is your property a new build or is it an older house and garden? If it is older what have the neighbours seen growing etc.
sorry not much help at the moment.

2 Sep, 2009


Don't panic. Rome wasn't built in a day. A little bit whenever you want. You'll be surprised how things start to look better every time you go out there.

3 Sep, 2009


Spot on Burgundy

3 Sep, 2009


Welcome to GOY!

My garden started off as a builder's rubble dump underneath the 'extremely thin' layer of topsoil! I found old railway sleepers, bricks, concrete blocks, lumps of concrete, you name it! But as Burgundy says Rome wasn't built in a day. So I picked a corner and started from there, doing a little bit at a time until I'd cleared all the debris. Then I hired a big rotovator and turned the whole patch over.

Try and get some photos put on as has been suggested, and then people will have a better idea of what you're up against!

3 Sep, 2009


Make some trips to the tip and get rid of all the rubbish, before winter sets in. Then try to decide where you want borders, seating areas etc ( see where the sun goes, and remember to have a 'sunset' seat if possible). Then, over winter, dig over the new borders ( or just start with one or two for now). Get the preparation work done before Spring as then you will have ground ready for all those lovely new plants!

3 Sep, 2009

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