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We've no experience of gardening really, this house is the first we've lived in with an actual garden. We've grown tomatoes in a pot of course, but this is a whole other level!
Our plot is about 120 x 30 feet… rectangular and very long, with a wider area furthest away from the house. It is mostly lawn at the moment, with a couple of borders at the edges. The soil looks pretty good, though we still need to do a ph test. The sun moves around the house and the garden is sunny for long periods during the day. There are a handful of plants growing already… a huge apple tree, a forsythia (thanks to those who identified this in my last post!), a handful of shrub roses and what I think (and hope) is a peony.
Our plan is to build an office at the bottom of the garden, so I can move my business out of the spare bedroom. In front we're planning raised beds to grow a mix of vegetables and fruit and also have an area to use as a cutting garden. We bought reclaimed scaffold boards from the wood recycling project last weekend so hope to build these soon.
The cutting garden is the most exciting from my point of view. I've been pouring over catalogues and websites (particularly Sarah Raven) and have a huge list of potential candidates! Certainly I would like to plant a couple of verities of Cosmos as well as Sweet Peas and Foxgloves. I'm too late to plant them now, but next year I hope to have Tulips and Anemone as well.
I've been collecting inspiration on pinterest, you can see more of my garden ideas there.
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