Posted: 04/11/2013 at 20:44
I've not been on this part of the forum before, and although I've been a member for a few weeks I've not introduced myself yet, so I'll follow the lead of those above and do it now.
My wife and I live in a village near Witney in West Oxfordshire and have pottered about the garden for fifteen or twenty years or so and are mainly self taught from Gardeners World much like Urban Wildlife. We had a small allotment for a short while but due to poor health I had to give it up.
Having received a new kidney earleir this year courtesy of the love and generosity of my lovely wife, I've found the energy to devote much more time in our small (15' x 40') garden. It is split into two parts; patio with flower borders and a grassed area with flower borders, small (4' x 4') greenhouse and relaxer swing. We've bought more new plants this year I think than in the last fifteen! We're contemplating putting in a small pond but are very short of space.
I've been really grateful to and impressed by the kindness of people on this site and how freely they impart their knowledge in answer to my questions, no matter how basic.