Posted: 12/03/2014 at 09:44
I have a large south facing garden, Louise, but it has terrible soil. Shallow clay on limestone rock, very alkali. First year all the plants in the veg garden were yellow and short and the roses needed sequestrene But that was 23 years ago. Now, after tons of manure, a big love of gardening, arthritic hands (too much weeding) it looks like this.
Have also had problems with deer eating my plants and roses, now this bit and the veg garden are fenced. Has bindweed too!
It was a bramble and nettle patch with a farmyard and knee deep grass in 1990.