greenfingers steve


About me:I have been an avide gardener since we moved in to our new house and found that i had 180ft long garden.I have carried out 2 garden projects since been in my new house.First was lot of background shrubs and small areas of perenials wioth a curved lawn and boarders that are 1m deep to 3m deep.I have recently started my 2nd project this autumn that has involved taking out and resiting shrubs so that there is a more open effect to the garden with now large sways of perennial boarders between. My garden has 3 main areas .The first area is open hoarders with plants and shrub that enjoy a sunny site. The second area in my shade garden where ferns, astilbes, heuchera and mondo grasses are offered full, part and dappled shade from a 50 years old damson tree. The last area is a part shade area that leads to my greenhouse and work area. My most favourite shrub is Pieris Japonica Silver Flamingo for its multicoloured show in spring. Favourite perennial plant is Heuchera as the darker species blend in and constrast so well against other colours. Best plant from bulb for early spring is dwarf iris. Late spring is Asiatic Lilly based on it bright and colourful presence and summer is Crocosmia species with it beautiful reds, oranges and yellows I did have a gardening business for 10 years where I employed a team of jobbing gardeners to carry out gardening works. My business came about due to an early retirement situation that I took up at 52 years of age. I was not ready for an easy life so decided to work at a local plant nursery to get a better understanding of hortucultural. I decided to take on RHS studies and acheived a level 2. My gardening business ended last year, but my satisfaction has been that most of the people I have self employed have gone on to become qualified gardeners.
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