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Been here about 7 years. I've got a front garden, a back garden and an allotment since April this year.
Front garden has a large bed which has been a problem because cats seem to find it very attractive!! (and of course always other people's cats and never my own....) However have got it planted with architectural/tropical plants to fill the space - yucca, cordyline, tracheocarpus, banana, bamboo, and also some gladioli, dahlia and cranesbill for colour and variation.
Back garden has no grass but is also full of similar plants plus ferns and pelargoniums etc. Also a small bog garden and I'd really like to add some more water somewhere! Neither gardens very big but they are havens of greenery and wildlife with frogs,butterflies, bees, etc etc and of course plenty of slugs and snails!
Alloment currently half under plastic but in the few months I've had it its been very productive, largely veg but I grow flowers with my veg to attract beneficial wildlife.
Planning to dig the rest over in the next month or so and put in strawberry, raspberry and asparagus beds.

Latest photos

  • I might go out....
  • Habitat..
  • Yucca in flower - nearly!
  • Fatsia!

Latest blogs

Some more artwork......

Posted on 10 Nov, 2009 8 comments

Drawings and paintings.....

Posted on 10 Oct, 2009 21 comments


Posted on 29 Sep, 2009 10 comments

Latest questions

A plant called 'Johanna' -

Asked on 10 Sep, 2009 6 replies

Removing male flowers on butternut squash

Asked on 7 Sep, 2009 1 reply

Allium Schubertii - growing from seed?

Asked on 30 Aug, 2009 5 replies

What else

Joined in Aug 2009

Country: United Kingdom

County: Somerset

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