- Hi my name Andrew , I am from Rossendale - East Lancashire. About 800 feet up so windy at times, the biggest problem is the rain, its just wet and dull most of the time. Garden soil PH is neutral, heavy soil and clay in back garden average / small size, loam in the front garden very small. I do gardening for a living mostly garden maintenance. I love growing plants from seed and designing my herbaceous perennial borders. Grow a little bit of veg - I have fruit trees and bushes plus a grapevine. Grow lots of bedding - tender perennials - some exotics.