Posted: 11/06/2013 at 19:38
I've only just found this thread too. As I live in SW France there is more land available and my garden is too big! There wasn't a garden when we came here in 1990, but we started to make one and it grew! Heavy going at first, clay and limestone in patches with rocks under the surface.
I'm a plantaholic so kept having to make new beds. At first there were lots of small plants planted in 'ones' like a pincushion! But now it's all filled out and has more order to it. There is over an acre, but the main flower garden bit behind the house, which is fenced against the deer is 38m x 24m. I have roses and deer love roses!There is also a veg garden, about 20m x 10m.