large garden

matraschka kyscheia asked 13 years ago

i have a large garden 323 ft long by 106 ft wide whats the best way to plant it i’m no good at drawing, my minds plan is small veg plots ornamental trees and shrubs fruit bushes with gravel paths in between and a poly tunnel the tunnel i bought is 48 ft long and 18ft wide my garden is south facing so gets sun all day but is very exposed to winter winds 50/60 miles an hour whats the best shelter belt other then trees i was thinking whitethorn and pyrachanta i have sheep wire and barbed wire fence. ..

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
Make a scale drawing of the garden. Mark in all the structures and existing plants.

Decide what you wan to keep and remove everything that is not to be kept.

Make a list of things you would like to do with the garden. Refine the list to your priorities.

Match your priority list to different parts of the garden and judge how these relate to each other and move the different feaures around until you are happy with their placement.

Assess what resources are available, money and time. Work out a schedule for each feature depending on the resources needed for each. Then begin with the most important priority.

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