Just thought I'd say hi ... I'm new here and it seems only polite to introduce myself before I start pumping you all for info, advice, inspiration, and maybe some hand holding when things get tough.
So, hi. I'm Steph. Pleased to be here.
I previously had a courtyard type, container garden, for about 10 years - it did quite well, tho more by luck than judgement I have to say. I've also been an armchair gardener (TV and mags) for years, and now I have my very own real garden!
In fact I have two ... eeek!
Front garden - small but very sunny and often windy. Currently a small lawn, small patio area and two small borders - neglected. Plan = not a clue yet.
Back garden - odd shaped, neglected, basically a deciduous woodland, lots of tree roots in the erm, 'lawn', whichis a bit boggy in places. I'm told there is not a great deal of soil, but what would I know?? It's acidic, I think, because I've got a few acid lovers that seem to be thriving - ie they are totally overgrown. It needs patios sorting, a new base for the shed, and one for my new greenhouse (purchased second hand and needs putting back together ... eeek again). Also, it needs paths putting in, and seating areas, some parts even need excavating! Plan = BIG.
I LOVE IT!!
So, as I said, I'm probably going to need some support with my new adventure, so I imagine I'll be around a fair bit. Looking forward to meeting you all in due course.