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  1. Hollie333

    Hollie333 Apprentice Gardener

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    Hi all
    I'm a reasonably new, but very keen, gardener here. Based in Southampton, my husband and I took over a very 'over-mature' garden a year and a half ago, and have finally subdued it into some order. Its my first garden, as I lived in London previously, and I discovered I am definitely in love with gardening.

    I have a small front and back garden, and as well as the normal shrubs and flowers, I love growing edibles. I have 3 x 2m by 1.2m raised beds in the back garden in which I'm growing spinach, lettuce, onions, leeks, spring onions, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, tomatoes, potatoes to name but a few, plus my herb pots (I always have bunches of herbs drying in random corners), and also integrate them into my borders, with runner beans, courgette and cucumbers, which I'm hoping to do more of - I'd love to work towards a permaculture type thing.

    I also love flowers, especially a good pollinator flower, but have no sense of colour planning so its just a riotous mish-mash at present, with rather small plants, grown from mini-plugs and seed as thats all I could afford.

    My OH's family are keen gardeners, but mine aren't, and I'm hoping to get some advice from people with more experience and knowledge than me, as well as share some of my successes (grown all our veg from seed!!), and horrible, horrible failures (I've killed literally millions of seedlings and plants along the way) to help along other newbies.

    Nice to meet you all!
    Hollie

    P.S The photos are the back garden. The ENORMOUS plants spilling out of the back of the second raised beds are potatoes. I kid you not. They are about 5ft tall. I couldn't resist pulling one up the other week, just to see, and there were teeny tiny potatoes on it, so hopefully they will actually grow and I'll not just end up with a load of greenery to put on the compost heap!

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    • JWK

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      Welcome to the forum Hollie - your garden looks good as is a credit given you are new to it all.
       
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        Morning @Hollie333 and welcome to Gardeners Corner my friend:smile:
         
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          A big welcome @Hollie333 from the USA. I just love your gardens and and potatoes and bench and FLIP FLOPS......:lunapic 130165696578242 5: they are so very cute minding their own business out in your garden....probably waiting for someone to slip their little feet into them...:lunapic 130165696578242 5:
           
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          • Hollie333

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            Thanks all! @Barb in Pa - the flip flops got completely ignored I'm afraid and I just wandered about with bare toes, they must have been very disappointed! The bench was a labour of love by my husband - I had a vision and he created it one afternoon while I was out. What a sweetie <3
             
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              Welcome to forum Hollie

              Beautiful garden. I like that bench on the shadow - there must to be nice to sit.
               
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                @Hollie333 . Nice bench, nice hubby.. Mine listens to me too.....I say, honey? Let's make a pantry, or new garden or move something and he hops to it...Does just what I ask and more...They are really nice to have around, right?
                 
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                  @Saliha - it is lovely - I'm not a fan of sunbathing any more, give me dappled shade and a nice breeze any day.
                  @Barb in Pa - mine does just the same, your hubby sounds adorable!

                  I'm currently procrastinating awfully while trying to write an assignment - looking at how gorgeous everyone's gardens are, and what everyone is up to now is just so much more interesting....
                   
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                    Welcome to the Corner :sign0016:
                     
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                      Hello @Hollie333 :sign0016: to GC and also the mad house :whistle: :runforhills:...my necks on the [​IMG] now mate [​IMG]

                      You have a lovely garden and organised nicely...especially for growing also...you can do a lot with that and more colour :dbgrtmb:...looks like a sun trap garden like ours :)
                       
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                        Welcome to Gardeners Corner Hollie. That's a pretty garden you have. :)
                         
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                          Welcome to the forum! Thank you for showing us your place :)
                           
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