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Case Studies
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...A, B, C, D, E,
...F, G, H, I, J, K,
...L, M, N, O, P, Q,
...R, S, T, U, V, W,
...X, Y, Z
...Pest Control
...using Plants

Garden Construction
Garden Design
...How to Use the Colour Wheel Concepts for Selection of Flowers, Foliage and Flower Shape
...RHS Mixed Borders
......Bedding Plants
......Her Perennials
......Other Plants
......Camera photos of Plant supports
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Topic - Plant Photo Galleries

Camera Photo Galleries:-

RHS Garden at Wisley
Plant Supports -
When supporting plants in a bed, it is found that not only do those plants grow upwards, but also they expand their roots and footpad sideways each year. Pages
1
, 2, 3, 8, 11,
12, 13,
Plants 4, 7, 10,
Bedding Plants 5,
Plant Supports for Unknown Plants 5
,
Clematis Climbers 6,
the RHS does not appear to either follow it's own pruning advice or advice from The Pruning of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers by George E. Brown.
ISBN 0-571-11084-3 with the plants in Pages 1-7 of this folder. You can see from looking at both these resources as to whether the pruning carried out on the remainder of the plants in Pages 7-15 was correct.
Narcissus (Daffodil) 9,
Phlox Plant Supports 14, 15

Coleus Bedding Foliage Trial - Pages
1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
11, 12, 13, 14, 15,
16, 17, 18, 19, 20,
21, 22, 23, 24, 25,
26, 27, 28, 29, 30,
31, 32
,
Index

National Trust Garden at Sissinghurst Castle
Plant Supports -
Pages for Gallery 1
with Plant Supports
1
, 5, 10
Plants
2
, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12
Recommended Rose Pruning Methods 13
Pages for Gallery 2
with Plant Supports
2
,
Plants 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Dry Garden of
RHS Garden at
Hyde Hall
Plants - Pages
without Plant Supports
Plants 1
, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Nursery of
Peter Beales Roses
Display Garden
Roses Pages
1
, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
11, 12, 13

Nursery of
RV Roger
Roses - Pages
A1,A2,A3,A4,A5,
A6,A7,A8,A9,A10,
A11,A12,A13,A14,B15,
B16,B17,B18,B19,B20,
B21,B22,B23,B24,B25,
B26,B27,B28,B29,B30,
C31,C32,C33,C34,C35,
C36,C37,C38,C39,C40,
C41,CD2,D43,D44,D45,
D46,D47,D48,D49,E50,
E51,E52
,F53,F54,F55,
F56,F57,G58,G59,H60,
H61,I62,K63,L64,M65,
M66,N67,P68,P69,P70,

R71,R72,S73,S74,T75,
V76,Z77, 78,

Damage by Plants in Chilham Village - Pages
1
, 2, 3, 4

Pavements of Funchal, Madeira
Damage to Trees - Pages
1
, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
11, 12, 13
for trees 1-54
,
14, 15,
16, 17, 18, 19, 20,
21, 22, 23, 24, 25,
for trees 55-95,
26
, 27, 28, 29, 30,
31, 32, 33, 34, 35,
36, 37,
for trees 95-133,
38
, 39, 40,
41, 42, 43, 44, 45,
for trees 133-166


Chris Garnons-Williams
Work Done - Pages
1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
11, 12, 13

Identity of Plants
Label Problems - Pages
1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
11

Ron and Christine Foord
Garden Flowers - Pages
A1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
11, 12, 13,

The plant with photo in the above Camera Photo Galleries
join

the plants with photos in the other Plant Photo Galleries below in

Plant with Photo Index of Ivydene Gardens - 1187
A 1, Photos - 43
B 1, Photos - 13
C 1, Photos - 35
D 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,
Photos - 411

Photos of
Plants causing damage to buildings in Chilham Village and
Photos of
Damage to Trees in Pavements of Funchal
are also in the D pages
E 1, Photos - 21
F 1, Photos - 1
G 1, Photos - 5
H 1, Photos - 21
I 1, Photos - 8
J 1, Photos - 1
K 1, Photos - 1
L 1, Photos - 85
Photos of
Label Problems are also in the L pages
M 1, Photos - 9
N 1, Photos - 12
O 1, Photos - 5
P 1, Photos - 54
Q 1, Photos -
R 1,R 2,R 3,
Photos - 229
S 1, Photos - 111
T 1, Photos - 13
U 1, Photos - 5
V 1, Photos - 4
W 1, Photos - 100
Photos of
Work Done by Chris
Garnons-Williams are also in the W pages

X 1 Photos -
Y 1, Photos -
Z 1 Photos -

Articles/Items in Ivydene Gardens - 88

and in
Flower Shape and Plant Use of
Bedding
Bulb
Evergreen Perennial
Herbaceous Perennial
Rose
Evergreen Shrub
Deciduous Shrub
Evergreen Tree
Deciduous Tree
Annual
Fern
Wildflower
with
1. Why the perfect soil for general use is composed of 8.3% lime, 16.6% humus, 25% clay and 50% sand
within the SOIL TEXTURE, and
2. Why you are continually losing the SOIL STRUCTURE if you leave bare earth between plants so your soil - will revert to clay, chalk, sand or silt - unless you replace that lost humus with an organic mulch.


Aquatic
Bamboo


Bedding
...by Flower Shape

...Camera photos of Coleus Bedding Foliage Trial

Further details on Bedding from the Infill Galleries:-
...for Spring
...for Summer
...for Autumn
...for Winter
...for Sandy Soil
...for Acid Soil
...for Chalky Soil
...for Clay Soil
...Flower Colour:-
......Black
......Blue
......Orange
......Pink
......Purple
......Red
......White
......Yellow
......Multi-coloured
...Use of Bedding:-
......Aromatic Fol
......Scented Flo
......Long Flo
......Coloured Fol
......for Bees, etc
......Cut Flos
......Hanging Pot
......Pots/ Troughs
......Screening
......Window Box
......Bedding Out
......Filling in

Further details on Annuals from the Infill Galleries:-
Uses of Annuals

...Exposed Sites
...Sheltered Sites
...in Greenhouse
...Extra Poor Soil
...Very Rich Soil
...Gap Filling
...Patio Pots
...Cut Flowers 1, 2
...Everlasting Flos
...Attract Insects
...with Fragrance
...Bee Pollinated
...Annual Pairing
...Low-Growing
...Med-Growing
...Tall Growing
...Flower Colour:-
......Black/Brown
......Blue-Purple
......Green
......Red-Pink
......White
......Yellow/Orange
...for its Foliage
...in Moist Soil
...in Shade
...as Houseplants
...Edging Beds
...Hanging Basket
...Vining Annuals
...Plants for Cut Flowers which flower during:-
......January
......February
......March
......April
......May
......June
......July
......August
......September
......October
......November
......December
Further Details on Biennials from the Infill Galleries:-
Use of Bieenials

...Cottage Garden
...Cut Flower
...for Rock Work
...Patio Pots
...Conservatory
...for Wildlife
...Scented Flo



Bulb
...Allium/ Anemone
...Autumn
...Colchicum/ Crocus
...Dahlia
...Gladiolus
...Hippeastrum/ Lily
...Late Summer
...Narcissus
...Spring
...Tulip
...Winter
Climber
...Clematis
...Climbers
Conifer
Deciduous Shrub
...Shrubs - Decid
Deciduous Tree
...Trees - Decid
Evergreen Perennial
...P-Evergreen A-L
...P-Evergreen M-Z
...Flower Shape
Evergreen Shrub
...Shrubs - Evgr
...Heather Shrub
Evergreen Tree
...Trees - Evgr
Fern
Grass
Hedging
Herbaceous Perennial
...P -Herbaceous
...RHS Wisley
...Flower Shape
Herb
Odds and Sods
Rhododendron
Rose
...RHS Wisley A-F
...RHS Wisley G-R
...RHS Wisley S-Z
...Rose Use
...Other Roses A-F
...Other Roses G-R
...Other Roses S-Z
Soft Fruit
Top Fruit
...Apple

...Cherry
...Pear
Vegetable

Wild Flower
with its
flower colour page,
space,
Site Map page in its flower colour
NOTE Gallery
...Blue Note
...Brown Note
...Cream Note
...Green Note
...Mauve Note
...Multi-Cols Note
...Orange Note
...Pink A-G Note
...Pink H-Z Note
...Purple Note
...Red Note
...White A-D Note
...White E-P Note
...White Q-Z Note
...Yellow A-G Note
...Yellow H-Z Note
...Shrub/Tree Note
Poisonous
Wildflower Plants

............

Topic - Flower/Foliage Colour
Colour Wheel Galleries

Following your choice using Garden Style then that changes your Plant Selection Process
Garden Style
...Infill Plants
...12 Bloom Colours per Month Index
...12 Foliage Colours per Month Index
...All Plants Index
...Cultivation, Position, Use Index
...Shape, Form
Index

or
you could use these Flower Colour Wheels with number of colours
All Flowers 53

All Flowers per Month 12
with its
Explanation of
Structure of this Website with

...User Guidelines
All Bee-Pollinated Flowers per Month 12
...Index
Rock Garden and Alpine Flower Colour Wheel with number of colours
Rock Plant Flowers 53

...Rock Plant Photos

or
these Foliage Colour Wheels structures, which I have done but until I can take the photos and I am certain of the plant label's validity, these may not progress much further
All Foliage 212

All Spring Foliage 212
All Summer Foliage 212
All Autumn Foliage 212
All Winter Foliage 212

or
Flower Colour Wheel without photos, but with links to photos
12 Bloom Colours per Month Index
...All Plants Index

............

Topic - Wildlife on Plant Photo Gallery
Butterfly
Usage of Plants
by Egg, Caterpillar, Chrysalis and Butterfly

Egg, Caterpillar, Chrysalis and Butterfly usage of
Plant A-C
Plant C-M
Plant N-W
Butterfly usage of Plant

followed by all the Wild Flower Family Pages:-

WILD FLOWER FAMILY
PAGE MENU 1


(o)Adder's Tongue
Amaranth
(o)Arrow-Grass
(o)Arum
(o)Balsam
Bamboo
(o)Barberry
(o)Bedstraw
(o)Beech
(o)Bellflower
(o)Bindweed
(o)Birch
(o)Birds-Nest
(o)Birthwort
(o)Bogbean
(o)Bog Myrtle
(o)Borage
(o)Box
(o)Broomrape
(o)Buckthorn
(o)Buddleia
(o)Bur-reed
(o)Buttercup
(o)Butterwort
(o)Cornel (Dogwood)
(o)Crowberry
(o)Crucifer (Cabbage/Mustard) 1
(o)Crucifer (Cabbage/Mustard) 2
Cypress
(o)Daffodil
(o)Daisy
(o)Daisy Cudweeds
(o)Daisy Chamomiles
(o)Daisy Thistle
(o)Daisy Catsears
(o)Daisy Hawkweeds
(o)Daisy Hawksbeards
(o)Daphne
(o)Diapensia
(o)Dock Bistorts
(o)Dock Sorrels

WILD FLOWER FAMILY
PAGE MENU 2


(o)Clubmoss
(o)Duckweed
(o)Eel-Grass
(o)Elm
(o)Filmy Fern
(o)Horsetail
(o)Polypody
Quillwort
(o)Royal Fern
(o)Figwort - Mulleins
(o)Figwort - Speedwells
(o)Flax
(o)Flowering-Rush
(o)Frog-bit
(o)Fumitory
(o)Gentian
(o)Geranium
(o)Glassworts
(o)Gooseberry
(o)Goosefoot
(o)Grass 1
(o)Grass 2
(o)Grass 3
(o)Grass Soft Bromes 1
(o)Grass Soft Bromes 2
(o)Grass Soft Bromes 3 (o)Hazel
(o)Heath
(o)Hemp
(o)Herb-Paris
(o)Holly
(o)Honeysuckle
(o)Horned-Pondweed
(o)Hornwort
(o)Iris
(o)Ivy
(o)Jacobs Ladder
(o)Lily
(o)Lily Garlic
(o)Lime
(o)Lobelia
(o)Loosestrife
(o)Mallow
(o)Maple
(o)Mares-tail
(o)Marsh Pennywort
(o)Melon (Gourd/Cucumber)
 

WILD FLOWER FAMILY
PAGE MENU 3


(o)Mesem-bryanthemum
(o)Mignonette
(o)Milkwort
(o)Mistletoe
(o)Moschatel
Naiad
(o)Nettle
(o)Nightshade
(o)Oleaster
(o)Olive
(o)Orchid 1
(o)Orchid 2
(o)Orchid 3
(o)Orchid 4
(o)Parnassus-Grass
(o)Peaflower
(o)Peaflower Clover 1
(o)Peaflower Clover 2
(o)Peaflower Clover 3
(o)Peaflower Vetches/Peas
Peony
(o)Periwinkle
Pillwort
Pine
(o)Pink 1
(o)Pink 2
Pipewort
(o)Pitcher-Plant
(o)Plantain
(o)Pondweed
(o)Poppy
(o)Primrose
(o)Purslane
Rannock Rush
(o)Reedmace
(o)Rockrose
(o)Rose 1
(o)Rose 2
(o)Rose 3
(o)Rose 4
(o)Rush
(o)Rush Woodrushes
(o)Saint Johns Wort
Saltmarsh Grasses
(o)Sandalwood
(o)Saxifrage
 

WILD FLOWER FAMILY
PAGE MENU 4


Seaheath
(o)Sea Lavender
(o)Sedge Rush-like
(o)Sedges Carex 1
(o)Sedges Carex 2
(o)Sedges Carex 3
(o)Sedges Carex 4
(o)Spindle-Tree
(o)Spurge
(o)Stonecrop
(o)Sundew
(o)Tamarisk
Tassel Pondweed
(o)Teasel
(o)Thyme 1
(o)Thyme 2
(o)Umbellifer 1
(o)Umbellifer 2
(o)Valerian
(o)Verbena
(o)Violet
(o)Water Fern
(o)Waterlily
(o)Water Milfoil
(o)Water Plantain
(o)Water Starwort
Waterwort
(o)Willow
(o)Willow-Herb
(o)Wintergreen
(o)Wood-Sorrel
(o)Yam
(o)Yew

 

It is worth remembering that especially with roses that the colour of the petals of the flower may change - The following photos are of Rosa 'Lincolnshire Poacher' which I took on the same day in R.V. Roger's Nursery Field:-

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Closed Bud

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Opening Bud

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Juvenile Flower

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Older Juvenile Flower

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Middle-aged Flower - Flower Colour in Season in its
Rose Description Page is
"Buff Yellow, with a very slight pink tint at the edges in May-October."

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Mature Flower

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Juvenile Flower and Dying Flower

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Form of Rose Bush

There are 720 roses in the Rose Galleries; many of which have the above series of pictures in their respective Rose Description Page.

So one might avoid the disappointment that the 2 elephants had when their trunks were entwined instead of them each carrying their trunk using their own trunk, and your disappointment of buying a rose to discover that the colour you bought it for is only the case when it has its juvenile flowers; if you look at all the photos of the roses in the respective Rose Description Page!!!!

Ivydene Horticultural Services logo with I design, construct and maintain private gardens. I also advise and teach you in your own garden. 01634 389677

Site design and content copyright ©August 2019.
Chris Garnons-Williams.

DISCLAIMER: Links to external sites are provided as a courtesy to visitors. Ivydene Horticultural Services are not responsible for the content and/or quality of external web sites linked from this site.  

 

Picture Folder Name Pages:-

Since 14 June 2019 I have also started to put my own full-sized 4000 x 3000 digital Camera images into the relevant topics in this website again for use in the Public Domain - since there may
be 9 or more to a page the resulting 43Mb website page may take some time to load
. Since I have more than 26,522 photos using 111,460Mb of my disk space, then the extra upfront cost per annum before creating more folders like Photo coleus is just over 3.16 pence per photo has been paid for the total number in that entire photo collection before any are sent to the website.

It is hoped that you may find them of interest.

Ivydene Gardens Plant with Photo Index Gallery:
Page W 1

Plant Name with link to its page in Ivydene Gardens:-
If this is a Rock, Wall, Paved or Water Garden Plant, then a thumbnail will be inserted in one of the 53 Flower Colour Comparison Pages in the
Rock Plant Flowers 53 Gallery. Other plants will go into their type of plant Comparison Page Gallery, like Bulb, Climber, etc.

If the image has IMG or PICT in its filename, then it is a Passthrough Camera Image of usually 4000 x 3000 pixels and it will take a long time to load on your screen. Click on it and drag it to your desktop to use it.

Type of Plant with Thumbnail

Comments
If the Image is copyrighted to
Garnons-Williams or Foord, then it is in the Public Domain and you may download it and use it. Many of the Images published within Ivydene Gardens have the copyright name appended to the Image filename.

What gardening team do at Sissinghurst
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Wallflower 'Sunset'
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Wallflower 'Sunset'
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Work Item 1 is
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Abbey Gate Cottages

Original Patio and Back Fence with Rock Garden

In December 1991, I was asked to quote to replace the fence at the back of this patio, the rock garden, the picket fence between this cottage and the next one, the patio with a new patio, trellis at the back and part of the side, new patio, path and picket fence.

Work Item 1 is
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Abbey Gate Cottages

Original Picket Fence

Work Item 1 is
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Abbey Gate Cottages

So I created a Current Garden Design plan,

Work Item 1 is
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and then a Proposed Garden Design plan,

Work Item 1 is
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with a Proposed Garden Design site plan,

Work Item 1 is
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Abbey Gate Cottages

Proposed Garden Design with details of wood required plan and

Work Item 1 is
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and details of Proposed Garden Design paving materials required plan.

The Trellis sections would support her climbing rose and provide flowers round her patio. The path to the patio was required to stop walking in mud when getting to the new patio or slipping down the sloping wet lawn. The picket fence was falling down and required replacing. The remainder of the lawn was required for drying her washing on.

This was one of 4 of terraced cottages and in the country in a valley. The trellis had to be very strong against the push of wind in storms running over these 4 back gardens and that is why the posts are 4 x 4 inch (10 x 10 cm), the rails 2 x 4 (5 x 10cm) and the trellis 1 x 1 (2.5 x 2.5 cm). These posts were also 24 inches into the ground with Type I Foundation round them to make sure that they would not be blown over as well as creating an angle of 90 degrees between each pair of trellis in their junction at the corner for them to prevent each other from moving. I specified that the posts, which would be in permanent contact with the ground be made made of chestnut (the poor man's version of oak) for longevity. I had chestnut posts for 20 years and it is only because I was stupid enough to allow ivy to grow over them and the wet weight in a storm became too much, that the fence fell down snapping the posts at ground level. After 30 years I still have the same chestnut posts within holes inside a garden wall supporting a vertical hit and miss fence panel fence and these take the winds coming from adjacent fields for horse pasture.

The same strength idea was used with the picket fence and its arris rails.

A 4 inch (10 cm) depth of foundation is sufficient for a patio with no vehicular traffic on it in a sandy soil, 2 inch (5 cm) depth of sharp sand (builders sand is like ball bearings and it can move out from under the slabs, whereas sharp sand is like pyramids and they tend to lock together) and then 2 inch (5 cm) allowance for the thickness of the slabs on top making 8 inches (20 cms). Thus 8 inch timber was used to bound this material and 4 inch wood or 2 inch wood used to get the right depth of foundation and sand from those boards. The boards were softwood and would probaly rot away within a few years - the ground alongside and the paved area should have completely settled into a solid mass by that time and so should not move.

I tried to make a variety of random paving using the different sizes of this County Paving to link with the crazy paving in the rest of the garden, but you still need to create this plan before you order materials such as volume of sharp sand and roadstone. The 200 of 3 x 1 x 0.5 inches (7.5 x 2.5 x 1.25 cm) pegs were used to separate the slabs by 0.5 inches (1.25 cm) so that rain could drain between the slabs rather than running down over the whole patio onto the lawn or crazy paving at the bottom.

Work Item 1 is
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Abbey Gate Cottages

Trellis erected and building patio foundations

I removed the rock garden, the back fence, picket fence and pruned the climbing roses back to their main stems. I then erected the new picket fence and gate, posts for 4 specially commissioned 72 x 72 inch (180 x 180 cm) fence panels (the trellis was made with 1 inch (2.5cm) square timber rather than the normal 1 x 0.5 inch to provide a very strong long-lasting rose support structure), dug out the required depth for the new patio and path, edged it with timber and did not line it with weed control fabric (to stop the Type I Roadstone used as foundation from mixing with the sandy soil below and stop the roots of the rose and trees from
getting into the foundations. The depth of foundation was for sandy soil and is shown in Case Study 3 before installing the Type I Roadstone ( the advantage of Type I Roadstone is that it is broken up rock and when laid the bits come together as a good solid lump, which will not be harmed by compressing it or the 2 inch (5 cm) depth of sharp sand above it or the slabs above that to settle them within the sand, unlike brick rubble or other rubble that is likely to leave voids. It also still drains the rainwater.)

I tied the pruned roses to the trellis panels with green twine to separate rows to provide space between these stems for the flower shoots to spring forth from each stem to clothe the trellis in rose flowers. I used green twine, because it would rot away in a few years and I would need to retrain these rose stems anyway. If I used wire or plastic, then this could throttle the rose stem - wire could rust but the plastic would still be viable for many years and you would forget to loosen them.

Work Item 1 is
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Completed patio and path with the slab separators

Work Item 1 is
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Patio and Path completed with sharp sand replacing the slab separators.

Work Item 1 is
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Picket Fence completed.

Work Item 1 is
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Picket gate erected.

Work Item 1 is
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Plan of Work Item 1 completed.

Work Item 2 is
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Then, planting both the front and back gardens was requested ans so current and proposed plans were produced.

Back Garden Current Planting Plan

Work Item 2 is
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Back Garden Proposed Planting Plan

Work Item 2 is
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Front Garden Current Planting Plan

Work Item 2 is
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Abbey Gate Cottages

Front Garden Proposed Planting Plan.

Work Item 2 is
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Abbey Gate Cottages

Descriptions of the proposed plants were shown to the client together with photos within books for approval. Then numbers to be ordered were calculated for each plant.

Plant Descriptions Page 1

Work Item 2 is
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Abbey Gate Cottages

Plant Descriptions Page 2

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Abbey Gate Cottages

Plant Descriptions Page 3

Work Item 2 is
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Abbey Gate Cottages

Back garden planted by patio- 2 cubic yards of spent mushroom compost used as mulch to both feed and prevent the soil from drying out from the action of the sun and wind.

Work Item 2 is
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Abbey Gate Cottages

Back Garden planted by Picket Fence

Work Item 2 is
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Abbey Gate Cottages

Back Garden planted by Old Fence

Work Item 2 is
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Abbey Gate Cottages

Back Garden planted by Picket Gate.

The client's cottage is the first of 4 terraced cottages, with the white wall and kent peg tile roof facing you being the fourth.

Work Item 2 is
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Abbey Gate Cottages

Having a drink to celebrate the completion of Work 2, with the client.

Work Item 3 is
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Abbey Gate Cottages

Some years later she asked to replace the sloping back lawn, patio and crazy paving with a level patio.

Work Item 3 is
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Abbey Gate Cottages

so I came up with a proposed plan.

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Abbey Gate Cottages

When I started I looked at the crazy paving outside the house

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Abbey Gate Cottages

and the entry garden gate, I found that I could not get my wheelbarrow through because the new gate had been installed too far down the hill and the roof of Firewood Store stopped it going at right-angles to allow full access.

So -

Work Item 3 is
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Abbey Gate Cottages

I replaced the open fronted Firewood Store with a new roof structure which was then felted, battened, retiled with Kent Peg Tiles and leaded to stop the rain going down the house wall or the back wall of the Firewood Store.

Work Item 3 is
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Abbey Gate Cottages

Having reached the back door, I found that rainwater was coming into the cottage .

As you can see from the plan; the rainwater was then stopped from coming in.

Work Item 3 is
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Abbey Gate Cottages

But, in removing the crazy paving by the kitchen, I found that the drain was broken
and that the mains water pipe was leaking, so

Work Item 3 is
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Abbey Gate Cottages

they were replaced.

Before I could get back onto my landscaping job the neighbour requested that I descale his hot water pipe to his bath. Was I now a fully qualified plumber? So having become a sanitation engineer, a joiner, electrician, roofer and water engineer, not being a plumber; I immediately did it for him.

Work Item 3 is
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Abbey Gate Cottages

So I got on and did the requested patio, electrical sockets and water taps. Then, she requested a dry stone wall. So, I became a dry stone waller in contructing 66 feet of wall that could be sat on, using ragstone.

Work Item 3 is
Abbey gate cottages plan
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Abbey Gate Cottages

Many years later, I went and took photos. Note the Hostas on the left which you will see again in the last photo on this page as I took photos round this back garden.

Work Item 3 is
Abbey gate cottages plan
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Abbey Gate Cottages

Work Item 3 is
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Abbey Gate Cottages

The concrete slope with kent peg tiles embedded in it to provide traction in icy weather was created instead of the step as wheelie-bins had to be moved from each cottage out to the road for the bin-men each week. The board was put there by the neighbour to stop her small dog from escaping.

Work Item 3 is
Abbey gate cottages plan
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Abbey Gate Cottages

Work Item 3 is
Abbey gate cottages plan
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Abbey Gate Cottages

Work Item 3 is
Abbey gate cottages plan
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Abbey Gate Cottages

Work Item 3 is
Abbey gate cottages plan
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Abbey Gate Cottages

Work Item 3 is
Abbey gate cottages plan
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Abbey Gate Cottages

Work Item 3 is
Abbey gate cottages plan
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Abbey Gate Cottages

Work Item 3 is
Abbey gate cottages plan
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Abbey Gate Cottages

Work Item 4 is
11 city way 1 front garden 1
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Mulching front garden of
11 City Way on
22 September 1992

I maintained the front, back and vegetable garden of this property for several
years. Knowing about the requirement to mulch the beds with an organic
material to restore some of the humus as required and detailed about in the
bottom of this page, I then applied a mulch of sawdust from a local woodyard
to these front garden beds before I drew up the above proposed plan to
supplement the existing planting.

Work Item 4 is
11 city way 1 front garden 6
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Mulching front garden of
11 City Way on
22 September 1992

Work Item 4 is
11 city way 1 front garden 2
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Mulching front garden of
11 City Way on
22 September 1992

Work Item 4 is
11 city way 1 front garden 1
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Mulching front garden of
11 City Way on
22 September 1992

It is explained that unless you pay a lot of money to get the neccessary regulation registration, etc you cannot collect and transport any waste material to mulch your garden from outside your property without breaking the law. Horse, cow, pig, chicken or goat manure then stays within the grounds of their pasture/stables and then pollutes the water table under it, unless the owner of that business pays a lot of money to a carrier to get rid of it.

Work Item 5 is
11 city way veg garden 1
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Rotating vegetables in
11 City way on 18 April 1994

November 92 - October 93 Vegetable Garden Plan.

Work Item 5 is
11 city way veg garden 2
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Rotating vegetables in
11 City way on 18 April 1994

November 95 - October 96 Vegetable Garden Plan.

Work Item 5 is
11 city way veg garden 4
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Rotating vegetables in
11 City way on 18 April 1994

November 96 - October 97 Vegetable Garden Plan.

Keeping a record of the vegetable plan each year helps with the rotation system. It can also be used to indicate the success/failure of each crop and the information
gathered used in succeeding years.

Work Item 5 is
11 city way veg garden 3
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Rotating vegetables in
11 City way on 18 April 1994

Comments about plants for November 96 - October 97 Vegetable Garden Plan.

Companion plants can aid the vegetables.

Work Item 5 is
11 city way veg garden 6
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Rotating vegetables in
11 City way on 18 April 1994

Looking down back garden to vegetable garden.

Work Item 5 is
11 city way veg garden 8
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Rotating vegetables in
11 City way on 18 April 1994

Looking down back garden at vegetable garden.

The gardens were on chalk soil and therefore well-drained. The spent mushroom compost was applied in the spring, so that the vegetable garden ground would not dry out so fast from the sun/wind.
It could also protect the roots of the young vegetables and feed them as well.

Work Item 5 is
11 city way veg garden 5
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Rotating vegetables in
11 City way on 18 April 1994

Looking up vegetable garden at back garden.

Work Item 6 is
236 city way 1
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Existing back garden
3-dimensional site survey carried out during 2003

Before you create a proposed design, you need to create an existing design of the current situation. Many gardens are sloping, but usually one does not need to do a 3 dimensional survey. In this case the back garden is quite steep, so that one does need to do that. Then, you can use the slope to hide or display certain views in the proposed design as well as using the slope in waterfalls and hidden gardens.

Work Item 6 is
236 city way 2
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Existing back garden
3-dimensional site survey carried out during 2003

Work Item 6 is
236 city way 5
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Existing back garden
3-dimensional site survey carried out during 2003

Work Item 6 is
236 city way 7
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Existing back garden
3-dimensional site survey carried out during 2003

Work Item 6 is
236 city way 4
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Existing back garden
3-dimensional site survey carried out during 2003

This and above 2 sheets provide important information in determining the proposed design using DESIGNCAD.

Work Item 7 is
236 city way 9
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Creating new rock garden in front garden during July 2003

Proposed design for new rock garden bed in front garden.

Work Item 7 is
236 city way 11
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Creating new rock garden in front garden during July 2003

Plant list for proposed new rock garden bed in front garden.

Work Item 7 is
236 city way 10
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Creating new rock garden in front garden during July 2003

Amended proposed new rock garden bed in front garden.

2 cages of Meadow Grass Marble rocks were used on the 10 July 2003 to create
the rock part of the new rock garden. The plants were planted and 7 bags of Pearly
Quartz 12-18mm was placed between the rocks and surrounding them. 8 bags of
Pearly Quartz 6-4mm was used as a mulch between the plants in the remainder of the bed.

Work Item 8 is
abbotsleigh plan 8
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Creating new back garden

Photo of back garden taken on 8 June 1994 looking back at the house.

Work Item 8 is
abbotsleigh plan 6
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Creating new back garden

Photo of back garden taken on 8 June 1994 looking down the garden

Work Item 8 is
abbotsleigh plan 7
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Creating new back garden

Photo of back garden taken on 8 June 1994 looking at raised beds for sloping rock gardens.

Work Item 8 is
abbotsleigh plan 3
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Creating new back garden

Existing Plan of back garden

Work Item 8 is
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Creating new back garden

Proposed plan of back garden created on 21 May 1994

Work Item 8 is
abbotsleigh plan 1
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Creating new back garden

Proposed rock garden planting plan in new back garden.

Work Item 8 is
abbotsleigh plan 5
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Creating new back garden

Proposed climber planting plan for the 4 archways round the pergola -which is over
about 2 thirds of the ellipse of the path round the new back garden.

Work Item 8 is
abbotsleigh plan 9
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Creating new back garden

Photo of the completed work going round the elliptical pathway with its pergola
and 4 archways, starting with the view towards the house taken on 13 November 1996.

The path, the lawn within it, the pergola and its archways are completely level.
This was achieved by the use of a small diameter clear plastic pipe filled with a
solution of water and ink. This was fixed in the middle of the area and the lawn
and path edging visually aligned to be the same level all the way round. The
pergola was erected from that ground level path edging to make the 2 rails at
7 feet and 9 feet level as well.
When doing all the work as a sole trader - including shifting 20 tons of Type I
Roadstone for the path foundation by shovel into an ordinary wheelbarrow, you
have to do it and not rely on any other person to get it right. See
Case 3 - Drive Foundations in Clay to find out the valid depth of foundation
material for your soil, so that your path functions without failure.

Work Item 8 is
abbotsleigh plan 10
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Creating new back garden

Photo of the completed work continuing with the view of the path on the left of the garden taken on 13 November 1996.

Work Item 8 is
abbotsleigh plan 19
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Creating new back garden

Photo of the completed work continuing with the view of the path at the bottom and towards the right of the garden taken on 13 November 1996.

Work Item 8 is
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Creating new back garden

Photo of the completed work continuing with the view of the path on the right
of the garden taken on 13 November 1996.

Work Item 8 is
abbotsleigh plan 12
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Creating new back garden

Photo of the completed work taken from the scaffolding taken on 13 November 1996.

Work Item 9 is
Drive laid without foundations
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Drive laid without foundations

It would appear that these pavers were either laid directly on the earth or
onto sand with no weed control geotextile between that sand and the surrounding soil.
When you look at new paving put near swimming pools in hotels of Madeira you also find this incorrect method - so that within a year you can see grass growing between the pavers and that links with the lawn alongside.
See Case 3 - Drive Foundations in Clay to find out the valid depth of foundation
material for your soil, so that your path/drive/patio functions without failure.

Work Item 9 is
Drive laid without foundations
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Drive laid without foundations

A section of a public road was constructed with pavers like these but possibly thicker laid on builders sand. I feel that builders sand is like ball bearings and does not consolidate like sharp sand does. So, rain gets in and movement of the pavers forces the sand up and out from under the paver. You then get an uneven road surface and it has to be laid again, but they still made the same mistake, until they replaced it with tarmac as it used to be. A waste of money.

 

 

 

Ivydene Gardens Plant with Photo Index Gallery:
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Plant Name with link to its page in Ivydene Gardens:-
If this is a Rock, Wall, Paved or Water Garden Plant, then a thumbnail will be inserted in one of the 53 Flower Colour Comparison Pages in the
Rock Plant Flowers 53 Gallery. Other plants will go into their type of plant Comparison Page Gallery, like Bulb, Climber, etc.

If the image has IMG or PICT in its filename, then it is a Passthrough Camera Image of usually 4000 x 3000 pixels and it will take a long time to load on your screen. Click on it and drag it to your desktop to use it.

Type of Plant with Thumbnail

Comments
If the Image is copyrighted to
Garnons-Williams or Foord, then it is in the Public Domain and you may download it and use it. Many of the Images published within Ivydene Gardens have the copyright name appended to the Image filename.

Work Item 10 is
Applegarth 2
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Vegetable, top fruit and soft fruit garden plan for a plot I had rotovated for a client, which plan was created on 18 April 2003.

Work Item 11 is
Balmoral road
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Create a fully-drained area of ground with no possibility of plant growth for staff to use.

Work Item 11 is
Balmoral road
Provide Cedagravel plastic and sand to make drained surface for staff to use
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Jungle to be cleared.

Work Item 11 is
Balmoral road Provide Cedagravel plastic and sand to make drained surface for staff to use
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Cleared jungle.

Work Item 11 is
Balmoral road
Provide Cedagravel plastic and sand to make drained surface for staff to use
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Cleared jungle. Stacked Cedagravel sheets on right.

Work Item 11 is
Balmoral road
Provide Cedagravel plastic and sand to make drained surface for staff to use
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Weed control fabric laid over Rock Salt followed by Cedagravel slabs. These filled with Type I Roadstone.
Sharp sand piles for blinding the top of the white plastic Cedagravel.

Work Item 11 is
Balmoral road
Provide Cedagravel plastic and sand to make drained surface for staff to use
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Completed end of garden.

Work Item 11 is
Balmoral road
Provide Cedagravel plastic and sand to make drained surface for staff to use
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Completed other end of garden with owner gazing in wonder at my work gloves!!!

Rain will settle the roadstone and sharp sand together into the Cedagravel leaving
a thin covering of sharp sand on top.

Work Item 12 is
Blendon road 1
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I maintained this back and front garden during 1 day per fortnight.

Planting design for 72 x 72 inch (180 x 180 cm) flower bed.

Work Item 12 is
Blendon road 2
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Description of plants for above flower bed planting design.

This planting design when used is fine for about 3-4 years. After that the Choisya ternata 'Sundance' will start to overtake the whole bed and smother the other plants. It will overcrowd the Lavandula, Astilbe, Cotinus, Rosa, Artemesia, Sedum and Euonymus. In other words, this design is a disaster, since it will be very difficult to move any of the aforementioned shrubs and still keep them alive due to the vastly reduced amount of roots of each plant that will be taken with it - assume 2 inch (5 cm) radius of root in pot, then 12 inch (30 cm) radius after 4 years (area of circle = Phi x radius x radius, 2 inch radius circle is 12.57 square inches, 12 inch radius circle is 452.39 square inches. Cut out 2 inch radius of roots and you have 0.0278 of its roots, so with less than 3% of its roots and too much foliage to support above, the transplant operation will kill it).

Work Item 12 is
Blendon road 3
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Remaining description of plants for above flower bed planting design.

You will be able to move the irises and bulbs after 4 years elsewhere.

If you are looking to create a long term planting plan, then put the permanent plants in first and put a circle round each on your plan and the ground to indicate how far you are going to let this plant occupy the ground area beneath. Then, put your groundcover plants in the remaining space with spring-and-autumn or summer-and-winter flowering bulbs under these groundcover plants to provide flower colour but very little drain on the rainfall. Their expired foliage can be placed under the permanent plants. The other space between the existing permanent plants and their intended radius of growth can be filled with bedding plants or green manure - these can be dug into the ground after their use to supply nutrients to the permanent shrub/tree/fruit tree or bush.

Work Item 12 is
Blendon road 5
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Planted flower bed.

This bed in the back garden is the largest size of 6 feet x 6 feet, but is not part of a good garden design. This design of beds in the back and front garden was designed by the builder to create the cheapest gardens he could, by having lawn surrounded by 12-20 inch deep flower beds. The new owners while paying for the house, ignore the garden since they need washing machines and beds for the house, so you end up with extremely booring gardens where you see every part of it from every part and so you do not have an incentive to go out and use it. It then means that people are quite happy to buy a home with no garden at all.

Work Item 13 is
Blendon road 7
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Existing front garden in Blendon Road.

Work Item 13 is
Blendon road front garden
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Existing front garden in Blendon Road.

Work Item 13 is
Blendon road 10
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Proposed extra permanent and bedding plants plan for front garden.

Work Item 14 is
Blendon road 28
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Back garden.

Work Item 14 is
Blendon road 30
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Back garden with garage behind trellis.

Work Item 14 is
Blendon road 31
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Back garden.

Work Item 14 is
Blendon road 11
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Existing Back garden plan.

Work Item 14 is
Blendon road 12
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Proposed Back garden plan.

Work Item 14 is
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Description of proposed plants in Proposed Back garden plan.

Work Item 14 is
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My Super Tomahawk American chipper/Shredder in Back garden. It is next to the composting area into which I put all weeds and prunings, mowings and prunings. I then used the semi-composted material from the bottom to mulch the garden beds.