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Verdun wrote (see)
But Geoff, that is my picture. I'm pasty-faced. Not heard of Cornish pasties?
Touche Geoffroi mon vieux
This is what I put on my profile: Garden, in East Dorset, has been sadly neglected in the last few years. Very green and wildlife-friendly, though. Currently re-planning now that chickens have trashed the top half.
I'm a bit of a haphazard worker and take ages to get anything finished. Age is taking its toll and I can't lug paving stones around with gay abandon as I did 20+ years ago when I re paved a terrrace, dug out veg beds, made gravel paths, built a big pond (with help) and a small pond and bog garden (without) dug out numerous old shrubs and small trees ... Do you know, looking at that lot I realise how much I have done in this garden and even though it looks very sad at the moment I'm chuffed with all that I have achieved. It's going to be a big task to re-design but I'll get there somehow!
Huntertony, thank you for asking because I don't know if I'd ever have listed my achievements, just kept seeing the daunting task ahead
im from wiltshire on the edge of the marlborough downs, very windy today and wet.
I live in Newhaven- between Brighton and Eastbourne on the sunny south coast.
My 'garden' is 7m by 4.6m and fully paved. I grow everything in containers.
I do have a border 33cm by 285cm in front of the house. It is only 180cm from my front window to the pavement. So to make up for lack of space I have pots of flowers, troughs on side walls and along path and hanging baskets to get as many flowers in as possible.
I live in Worthing so not from Brighton. I love my garden and wish the weather was a bit warmer so i could get out there. Back and front gardens arent big but i manage to grow all that i want and i do have an allotment, where i grow everthing i possibly can.
Im north of Carlisle bordering bonny Scotland and Northumberland living amongst the remaining romans
Plot size not sure ...big enough, front, side and rear gardens. Pretty new still and not always the time to spend there. Trying to grow more and take cuttings so finding the forum a grand place for knowledge
Lyn wrote (see)
I am from Devon, close to Darmoor National park.
I am from Devon, close to Darmoor National park.
I'm IN Dartmoor National Park! House is down a private alleyway so set well back from the street, no immediate neighbours. Garden's about 100' x 50' (guestimate I've never measured it!) and is walled. It's on different levels as there used to be a terrace of 5 1up 1down cottages in here, when they were demolished (just post WW2) they levelled the granite - it does have soil on top, but is very free draining. Over the years, I've become less interested in ornamantals and more interested in growing veg.
I'd love a walled garden, figrat. They enable you to grow a much wider range of stuff due to the microclimate they generate. I'm in the midlands with a North-facing, hedged, back garden although I find I can grow most veg ok as it's quite long (about 100' I'd guess), so lots of it isn't shaded by the house. The main problem with being so far inland is that the winters tend to get that bit colder than nearer the coast, although I'd guess the height of Dartmoor gives you a similar climate.
I change my avatar every month, so this one's for St Patrick's Day, the next one will be Easter.
I'm from Marton in Middlesbrough, have lived here since 2006, it's a ground floor flat with a shared garden but as the lady that lives upstairs hasn't got a clue when it comes to gardening I sort of get free reign as to what I do with it, I have the tools she just admires.
Hi all I live in Southampton and have a long back garden with lots of plants for the bee and butterflies. Have a bit for veg growing - few raised bed as I enjoy veg growing and sometimes I get squirrels visiting the garden.
Just googled avatar, how do you add one. A link to a good site would help
You must get with the programme-you do it in your settings-choose a picture from your picture files or download one to it and use that-it is easy
I'm from S Wales, too, Lovespoon. I have a smallish walled garden which I am attempting to fill to capacity with herbaceous perennials and climbers and get blossom for at least 11 months of the year, learning as I go. I'd love a big garden with a better outlook than just other houses, but I'm getting older, so maybe the one I have is enough for me. It is regularly trampled and pooed on by my two small dogs, which is a challenge.
Is that North Yorkshire? I have a friend near Ripon. Love North Yorkshire, went to Harlow Carr last summer and a lovely garden in Helmsley.
One of the reasons I change my avatar every month is so that I don't forget what to do Hard though finding fresh pictures
I came from under a gooseberry bush......