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25/04/2009 at 16:40
Hi Jane, could you or any other bloggers offer me some advice please - I have just been offered the bottom of my neighbours garden to grow veg on. Its an east facing slope, and covered in grass and dandelions currently. No over hanging trees, and its got 6ft fences all round. I've never had the opportunity to plan a veg garden layout from a really blank canvas, and keep changing my mind about bed size/layout etc. Could you advise - we are on a chalk hillside, so poor light soil, and quite windy, but bathed in sun most of the day. I will want to site artichokes down one side (so they don't shade anything else), and have fruit bushes in a permanent bed. Compost bins down one edge. How wide do you think paths ideally should be? any suggestions would be very gratefully received, as the books all seem to say different things!