How do you learn to garden? HELP ME

(29 Posts)
Fluffycloudland77 Thu 30-Jan-14 17:17:51

I have a blank canvas on the back garden & shrubs/ young trees out the front. I don't like the shrubs the builder put in or the trees so they need to go.

How do you know what to do? I'm worried I'll spend money and it will all be for nothing because they won't thrive sad

Quoteunquote Fri 31-Jan-14 12:48:23

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/gardens

You want

http://www.davidaustinroses.com/english/showrose.asp?showr=658
http://www.davidaustinroses.com/english/showrose.asp?showr=820

Every time over the years that I have had to deal with someone horrid, I buy myself a heavily scented rose, when I sit in my garden, I have intoxicating heavenly loveliness, it's a positive way of compensating for negative nasty, anyone who pisses me off, ends up bring me joy for years.

I grow a lot of food with a back drop of flowers, I plant to encourage the bees,butterflies and birds, google for list of plants that help, it helps keep all the pests down.

Quoteunquote Fri 31-Jan-14 12:49:01
Fluffycloudland77 Fri 31-Jan-14 19:19:47

I've been to the David Austin centre in Telford, you've never seen such healthy rose plants.

Quoteunquote Fri 31-Jan-14 19:30:40

His son teaches computer science, another computer scientist told me this when I they asked where I had sourced a certain rose.

I have yet to be disappointed with any of the roses from that David Austin.

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