Posted: 08/03/2016 at 22:10
Bradford, 640' up the Pennines facing all the wrong way into the teeth of a constant gale. Front garden in shade for 6 months of the year, back garden in shade 8 hours of the day by other houses. Snails appeared 12 years ago, to which there are no indigenous predators.Acid clay suitable for pottery. Neighbours grow block paving.
Harpham, East Riding, 40' above sea level (let's all hope it keeps to its allotted 0') - warmer, much drier, but plenty of wind farms. 2' of alkaline clay above chalk granules. Indigenous Thrushes are welcome garden visitors. Otherwise, back garden 110' x 32', front 24' x 30'. Surrounded by fields and hedges and farms (probably with neonicotinoid rape crops, herbicidal wheat, and who knows on the potatoes). Neighbours grow odd veg, cut grass short, but do have some tasty log piles.
Personally I only randomly visit blog site, often get the wrong end of the conversation, am quite mad, and are is 110% OCD about growing any promising plant (from seed) which will attract bees, plus hovery and butter flies.