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Hi from Mid Wales

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Plosh, Jun 8, 2018.

  1. Plosh

    Plosh Apprentice Gardener

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    Hi there. I'm a lifelong (longer than I care to believe) gardener in Mid Wales. We have been in our current place for 20 years and it is the most challenging garden I have had. We are at about 700' but down in a hollow so lack morning and evening sun. Anything that grows here needs to tolerate clay soil, much shade and excessive wet. 2017 it started raining a week before the end of July and by Christmas we had only had 15 completely dry days!
    My garden is about 50m x 15m and is bounded by a river on the long side and surrounded by woodland and farmland (our own). We have no neighbours. I have one large, difficult to tame flower patch, raised beds for veg and soft fruit and a 14'x8' greenhouse. 2 years ago I managed to put up a 30' x 14' polytunnel behind a sheep shed in a field (water from the shed roof) and that has completely transformed my growing - I'm still experimenting there. I look forward to sharing some gardening chat with like minded people.
     
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    • Barb in Pa

      Barb in Pa Gardener

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      Welcome @Plosh You have a very interesting situation there. Looking forward to hearing more...
       
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      • Ned

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        :sign0016: to the forum @Plosh .... it sounds like you have fern heaven. Do you grow tree ferns?
        We love photos :)
         
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        • CanadianLori

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          Welcome to the forum! Sounds like a lovely yard. :)
           
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          • Gail_68

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            Hello @Plosh [​IMG] GC and nice to have you with us...sounds like you do have some land to play with and having a river by you sounds glorious :)
             
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            Good afternoon @Plosh my friend and a warm welcome to Gardeners Corner:smile:

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            • Sheal

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              Welcome to Gardeners Corner Plosh.

              The area you live in sounds wonderful! :)
               
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              • ARMANDII

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                Hi Plosh, welcome to the GC Gang:thumbsup::snorky:. You'll find they're a very friendly lot and you'll enjoy being in the midst of it all.
                 
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                • Plosh

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                  I've realised I have almost no garden pictures. Here are one or two recent and current. I don't do many flowers because of the difficult conditions but I have learnt over the years what might survive and what to avoid. Tree ferns sound a bit tropical to me, I wouldn't have thought they could withstand a wet winter - an essential property here. I have Victoria plum, greengage, damson and crab apple trees on dwarfing rootstock . I get a half decent biennial plum crop, but only about half a dozen crab apples if I'm lucky, one greengage in 10 years and a few miserable damsons despite having quarter a million of my own bees just 500m away!

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                  • Zigs

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                    Welcome to the Corner :sign0016:
                     

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