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hello,just got my first garden which is disgusting to say the least,hasnt been looked at for at least five years,just bramble,dock and buttercups and dandylions,glass,bricks you name it its in there,ive got a skip comeing mon to get rid of all the rubbish,ive been dreaming of a garden for twenty years and im hopeing to pick brains,so hello from chris




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Hello Chris, welcome aboard, you will get buckets of advice on here and all free !!

20 Apr, 2010

 

hi chris and welcome to GoY. everyone on here is really friendly and helpful and there's always somebody to answer every question! there's certainly plenty of brains to pick!

good luck with clearing the rubbush away, you never know you might find some nice surprises hidden underneath the surface. would be good to hear about your progress x

20 Apr, 2010

 

Oh lucky you - I found myself in exactly that situation too long ago to remember clearly - I knew absolutely nothing about gardening, but clearing and starting a garden then led me to change career and become a professional... I loved it, much to my surprise, never having been interested in the least prior to that. Welcome to GoY

20 Apr, 2010

 

welcome to GoY chris.
ask away, you will get lots of advice and help from us on GoY

20 Apr, 2010

 

Hello and welcome to GOY welcome to my world!!!! When I moved here there was more rubbish under the soil than on top of it!!! You can read my blogs if you want; and then you will know what I mean.I will say no more!!! I know all about weeds lol. Make your garden your own thats all I can say. You WILL get there and reap the benefits eventually. When the garden gets you down , look to the skies and take heart that mother nature will be on your side!

20 Apr, 2010

 

Welcome from me too,Chris.We had the same with all builders rubble etc to move.Once you have got rid of it all,you will see a different picture,and you will be able to plan.Just ask away on here,and and everything in your garden will be rosy,eventually,it takes time.good luck...

20 Apr, 2010

 

Hello Chris
This is the best site for all your questions.

20 Apr, 2010

 

Hi, i was the same eight years ago, got a house with 2 gardens, but the gardens were some mess, everything from prams and car windscreens broke up on and under the surface.
I was going to just cover it and plant stuff in pots but preserved with it and i,m glad I did as there's nothing better sitting in my garden on a nice day with the sight and smells of my own little garden of eden..lol and knowing it was all my own hard work which paid off tenfold.
good luck

20 Apr, 2010

 

Hello Chris. I got my first garden 4 years ago having spent all my working life living in a flat, so I know how exciting it is! This year I joined with a couple of neighbours in clearing a garden that was probably even worse than yours. Very hard work but really satisfying now it's clear. In a way you are lucky as you will have a completely blank canvas - I have spent a lot of time in my own garden clearing things I don't like. My only advice would be perhaps to put some nice things in pots near your house so that you have something colourful to look at when you are relaxing after a hard day's digging. Have a great time!

21 Apr, 2010

 

From one newcomer to another - Welcome! I do hope you have the energy to persevere with your garden. One word of caution though. We once moved into a new build and were advised to put in potatoes to break up the soil. Had a bumper crop that year but when we put in a lawn we found potato plants coming up in the lawn for years. There must be another way!!!

21 Apr, 2010

 

Oh what fun you're going to have! Once the hard work is done with preparing the ground etc. the rest is so exciting, choosing beautiful plants and watching them grow. Just expect your initial planning to change somewhat as you go along, nothing ever stays the same in a garden!
Welcome Chris!

21 Apr, 2010

 

Best time of our lives clearing what was really a rubbish dump, tyres ,kitchen cabinets brickwork, about 6 mattresses, kids jumping out of a cherry tree onto them. One day I had to give first aid to one of them... in the days when you could help children. Then someone set a fire that nearly burnt down a shed with a collection of pianolas. Not ours. As a result we bought the land. We thoroughly enjoyed planning planting and using this secluded peaceful garden off the end of our very long gareden.

21 Apr, 2010

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