It would be a plot with a pre-existing deciduous wood. All I would add in would be some wildflowers and some herbs (which of course I would plant round my gingerbread house).
Believe it or not, it would be about the same, only a few more acres so my neighbors are further away. I would take my time and plan out the garden more effectively instead of planting only for quick privacy.
I say live for today and enjoy what you have and count your blessings. Some people don't have a garden and never will. But perhaps it's nice to dream sometimes.
Well thats an open ended question!!! I would love to have about 50 acres! I would like to have 5 acres to landscape and garden. I actually have it pictured in my head! I would love to have raised beds for a kitchen garden, cutting garden and veggies. All laid out in a nice pattern.
I don't really have a garden at the moment so any size would be good although I wouldn't want it so big that it was a chore. I wouldn't mind where it was as long as it was in the countryside. I guess my dream garden would be a proper walled garden with Victorian greenhouses and cold frames standing at the top of the south facing slope to the garden. In reality though I suppose that would be too much work for one person so I guess an ordinary sized cottage garden would be nice where I would grow everyting all together where at every turn there would be something interesting to look at. Bob.
Lots of interesting answers. It's so hard to look into the future and work out what you might like. It's relevant even if you aren't starting again, because you always have to keep an eye on how you could change and develop things. I'd build into a garden labour-saving for the jobs I know I don't like: watering and hedge-trimming. Then the other thing would be to develop it in tranches or broad strokes, so that I always had some scope to work with without having to undo stuff. I'd several huge compost bins, a guaranteed fox, rabbit and deer proof perimeter, and a potting shed too far to be called from the house!
I always used to think I'd like a bigger garden but now realise that with my style of gardening anything bigger would be impossible to manage. I think you are right though you do always need an eye on how the garden evolves with us over the years.
It would be where there is good soil and not all clay and where the deer minded their manners.More level land and not so hilly like I presently have but still near the woods. Room for a bigger potting shed and a greenhouse. A small house with a white fence and room for a bigger pond. And the lists goes on ;-)
Now this is a serious question! Since I haven't officially started my own, true piece of land I spend a lot of time doing this...Maybe I'll draw up my ideal plan!
Fairly easy to answer. We'd move to central Oregon (more rain, closer to the coast) and we'd have more SPACE, for veg gardening, raising small farm animals, DRIFTS of flowers, and we would concentrate on living green. Ahhhhhhh.....lovely to think about.
I'd like something a little varying in terrain...a slope would be lovely. Id like it to be terraces with a rill flowing down it. Which brings me to water.....Id like some water- a lake or a Dutch canal, and if money were no object, a maze, some knot gardens with raised terraces arcaded with trellising, a walled kitchen garden of at least 4 acres in extent, and some parkland. And a beech wood planted with bluebells. And a whole team of full time gardeners to help me...Im never going to get that so I'll stick to my patch.but it is lovley to plan and dream.
I love your masthead. It's just gorgeous. I'm not a big gardener, but I'm trying to do little things around my small house and so I guess I would choose to stay here and just keep plodding along!
Hi Emily, I'm catching up again ::)I'd love to move to rural Shropshire (somewhere with hills!) and have a big wood at the bottom of the garden, maybe with a stream. Neighbours would be a lot further away (several miles, preferably!) and all the surrounding land would be organic farmland and woodland. The garden would be a lot bigger than my current one, so as well as flowers & trees I'd have space for fruit & veg, a shed, a pond, and a wildflower meadow. I'd do the same rainbow theme round the flowerbeds, but I'd do it much better, now I know more plants! And the garden would have a lot more nooks and crannies and winding pathways, so it wouldn't all be visible from the house.
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