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Amsterdam
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:27 pm    Post subject: Hi from the Sunny South East Reply with quote

I lost my first post so here goes again.

We are total novices when it comes to gardening to be perfectly honest we haven't got a clue but we've a beautiful house set on a 1 acre site which I might add is as flat as a pancake. We really want to make the most of it but it also has be be child friendly.

We are currently getting our garden shed built need somewhere to store all the garden tools etc. And also hope to have incorporated enough wall space to put up a lean to glasshouse but someone may convince me otherwise yet.

We have just marked out our very first vegetable plot and hope to grow something this year.

I have been reading the site with great interest for the past week or so and I'm amazed at the help to be found here.

I really look forward to chatting to you all I have loads of questions the biggest one being where do I start.

I've included some pics of the garden!


Amsterdam



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lots of room there ,But you have come to the right site for help anyway. Have got loads of advice here
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome and good luck with your new home. Your garden looks full of possibilities, so you'll have a wonderful time creating it...and learning as you go. Go for native trees and hedging and you'll be encouraging the wildlife too!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome, Amsterdam.
Best get on with the veg plot and my advice is always to start the rest where you will sit for a cup of tea in the garden and work out from there.
Have fun.
Bill.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty expansive garden canvas by the looks of it. Have you thoughth about sectioning it off into garden rooms Amsterdam. I can see a few there, washing area, veg area, seating area, childs play area (although still leave visable). Areas can be wrapped in native hedging as metioned already.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a great space~!~!
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Amsterdam
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:31 pm    Post subject: Thanks for the welcome Reply with quote

I think its the size of the garden that is so daunting and I figured dividing it into garden rooms is the way to go - hopefully I learn a lot from all of you who have more experience than me.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:11 pm    Post subject: That great expanse of garden Reply with quote

I love your term, "garden rooms". My-old-dad in law once told me "When I goes out with a spade, I don't go out to dig the whole garden. I goes out to dig a square yard of it. And somehow sometime the whole garden gets done" He had advanced emphasaema but he did get the whole garden done. So will you.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Amsterdam. Lovely big canvas to start your picture!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Amsterdam
Im Putting in a veg garden too hopefully!
We'll Prob have some of the same questions Love the bit about the garden rooms gets everything done little steps Best of luck with it
Stoneygardens
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