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My new garden!


I am going to finally make the most of my humble front and back gardens, which have never been worked before. I am a complete novice, so very nervous. I thought I would keep a “diary” of sorts here. My front garden is an east facing garden on a very steep decline so automatically rules itself out of being a play area for my children (my son, Harry is 3 in April, 09 and my new daughter Annie who is 11 weeks in a 3 days.) As such I have decided to creatre a wildlife garden and focus my immediate attention here. My plans are to purchase some railway slleepers and utilise these as staggered steps through the middle to create different areas. At the very top I want to create a modest rockery. I have 3 butler sinks (long story not worth sharing!) I would like to create a v small pond in one and possible grow lavender in the other two – I say possibly as I would like to create a rosemary and lavender short hedge around the perimeter of teh garden to help as a wind shield – it needs to be a short hedge as I do not want to restrict light into the room overlooking this garden. My previous attempt at gardening got as far as me planting a buddleia and then have an accident which put my back out for anumber of years – the good news my butterfly bush has really earnt it’s name and I have a nettle patch nestled behind the bush. I also want to create a wood pile next to the nettles. Now this plan doesn’t cover everything and I am still very much in the planning and research stage. I am going to take some photo’s and if any of you experienced gardeners have any advice or comments I would gladly welcome them. I live in East Brighton and have been advised by a member of GOY that non-acid liking plants are the way to go (I told you I was a novice – I know nothing!). I will write an update when the plan develops more. TTFN Miss C

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Good luck with your new garden. I'm looking forward to seeing your photos.
Welcome to GoY

29 Mar, 2009


Looking forward to seeing your garden develop I love rosemary and lavender together great combination.

30 Mar, 2009


Did you know that there's a pink-flowered Rosemary as well as the blue one? They'd look terrific together!

30 Mar, 2009


Welcome to GOY and looking forwould to seeing your gardens as you do them.

30 Mar, 2009


Good luck with your plans missclueless.....Welcome to GoY. :o)
I will look forward to hearing of your garden adventures. A rosemary and lavendar hedge sounds lovely. I can't grow rosemary outside here. It's too cold in the winter but lavendar does wonderfully well. It's nice to smell its fragrance while I'm working around it. The bees love it too.

30 Mar, 2009


Welcome to GOY. It's a font of information and all the members are really friendly. I've only been a member myself for a short time.....

6 Apr, 2009

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