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By kig1


Due to the imminent arrival of my second child my budget for garden plants and tools has been limited to, well zero.

On top of this i’m not what you would call an Alan Titmarsh or a Monty Don. Of course you can watch the programmes and they make it look so easy, with amazing results. I’m what you would say and excuse the pun “green” to this subject.

I moved into our current property a year ago and have only really cut the grass when I can but now I want to build the garden into something my wife and neighbours can enjoy. Hopefully inspire?

In a nutshell everything will be done on the free/swop/offered.

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welcome to GoY Kig1
where abouts in the uk are you?
Have you any ideas what you'd like to grow as some of us on here do swap plants or if there is a glut of seedlings we can send them too.

What is your garden like for sun/shade etc?

sorry for all the questions but it will help members help you in the future.

you will get lets of inspiration from looking at photos of gardens in here.

23 Jan, 2013


Also it might help if you post a photo of your plot and say which direction it faces.

23 Jan, 2013


Yes, do say what plants you'd like. There are some very kind people on here who will be happy to sent you some seeds/cuttings/plants ...

23 Jan, 2013


Welcome to GoY - and welcome to baby kig1 when he/she arrives!

24 Jan, 2013


Welcome to Goy, a new baby on the way, hope all is going well, most of us have been through that stage and the priority has to be the family, in my opinion they are safer in their own gardens, mine was for the children for many years, toys, ball playing area and a big place for them to do their own thing and that always had to include room to dig a big hole and have lots of fun, I still unearth treasures in various spots...
Enjoy your garden Kig, look forward to seeing how you get on, we all learn as we go along....

24 Jan, 2013


Yes, happy to offer you my spares if and when you want them Kig....looking forward to seeing it develop and hearing about your plans. Play area is a must of course, but small children often love to garden too, and it's a great way to spend time together if they are excited by nature. :)

27 Jan, 2013

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