Posted: 30/06/2013 at 11:44
Hi. Ref my garden. We live right alongside a mixed Woods of Pine, Oak, Ash, Beech, Robinia , others and also a lovely 50ft Larch. Between that and my garden there is a strip of land I am allowed to use as garden and this I have attempted to make as "woodsy" as poss with a framework of shrubs round the outside and Fruit tree down the centre with beds around. Did attempt to plant these up with suitable plants including Hostas but Deer jumping the fence ate the lot - now only the Shrubs, certain variegated Grasses, some clumps of culinary Rhubarb and theTrees remain but still looks good.The garden (plot) proper is roughly 80/90 feet square. When we moved in the front was dreadful with the many many Moles hereabout using it as a hunting ground - nothing would stop them. This also applied to that area at the back nearest to the woods so both were cleared, sheeted over and 3 inch layer of threequarter shingle over all - this has stopped it but it only leaves the other third immediately behind the bungalow for plant cultivation - this has some grass, a border round ( mostly shaded), a Pond, raised bed for Alpines and a largeish square area for planting.