Ivydene Gardens Private Garden Maintenance: Introduction

This tree was tied with plastic baling twine to a fence when very young. The white section shows the width at which it was tied. This tree top snapped in the wind.

Please never use plastic twine or wire to tie a plant.

 

So you want to improve your garden?

Imagine your garden as it is right now.

There will be aspects you like and aspects you don't like. Components of the garden that you chose and those you inherited. Beneath the soil's surface there are certainly some hidden surprises, from long forgotten bulbs and creeping roots, to the soil type, which is truly the beginning of life in your garden and - like your blood type - is something you should find out about.

 

Make a simple start now

If you want to improve your garden, whether it is for gardening pleasure, to keep up with the Jones's, to bring you colour throughout the seasons or to improve the value of your home, the Ivydene approach gives you one clear place to start.

Before you know where you are going, you have to know where you are right now.

 

Your first task is the site plan.

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Greater love hath no orange than to provide you with liquid,

or even sacrifice himself for his orange colleagues in order for you to grow!

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Topic - Wildlife on Plant Photo Gallery
Butterfly

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Site Plan - Hard Plan
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