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oakwoodbank
May 14, 2016 7:14 AM CST
I am probably a bit of an interloper here as I haven't seen any forum comments from UK members.

My garden is on the Isle of Anglesey which lies to the north west of the Welsh coast. It is a semi-woodland garden that I came to in 2005 when it was largely derelict.

This sort of gardening is as far away from formal as you are likely to get in a small private site. I have had to learn to allow nature to have it's way in more places than I have mine.

Most of the site is OK for trees and I have added to the many ash trees (the area used to be an ash forest hundreds of years ago) with oak, horse chestnut, willow and birch.

Not to be completely outdone, I have a small area that has been retrieved from an adjacent field in which I have made a raised bed for roses and an accompaniment of other small infill plants.

Much of the planting that I have done is in such raised beds as it is the only way to reduce invading plants, or at least keep them under control.
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Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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jvdubb
May 14, 2016 7:33 AM CST
Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! j

You are not an interloper! We have several members from across the pond. Your gardens are wonderful! Thank you for sharing. I hope you will like it here.
Name: Mary
Glendale, Arizona (Zone 9b)
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Azgarden
May 14, 2016 7:35 AM CST
@oakwoodbank your land is absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing your pictures. Nice to see the different seasons. You will like it here at NGA. Lots of nice & helpful people with much to share. Welcome!
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
May 14, 2016 7:37 AM CST
Welcome, Oakwoodbank! You are not an interloper as we do have other members from around the world. Think of the site as a nation of plant lovers, without geographical boundaries.

Your raised beds, using stone, are quite attractive and a rest for the eyes compared to the rigid lines of wood.

The snow photo you posted is so natural and so beautiful. There has to be a good reason for snow. Resting the eyes on the beauty of your surroundings is one valid reason!

Enjoy the site and all it offers to gardeners everywhere.
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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Horntoad
May 14, 2016 7:38 AM CST
Welcome! to NGA! Although the majority of members are in the US, everyone is welcome. We have members from all over the world. I love your garden. I'm a fan of the more natural type gardens.
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Name: Deb
Pacific Northwest (Zone 8b)
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Bonehead
May 14, 2016 7:54 AM CST
Warm welcome from the Pacific Northwest, similar to your climate. If you click on Goodies on the left blue column, then Member Map, you will find many close neighbors. Hope you enjoy this site.
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Name: Betty
MN zone 4
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daylilydreams
May 14, 2016 10:02 AM CST
Welcome! Your plantings are lovely, thanks for sharing your pictures. There are people on this site from around the world, we all have a love of gardening in common.
If you want to be happy for a lifetime plant a garden!
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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
May 14, 2016 10:24 AM CST
Welcome to Garden.org, @Oakwoodbank -- I love the way you've constructed your gardens! Smiling
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Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
May 14, 2016 10:04 PM CST
Welcome! Love gardens made with lots of natural stone they look great.
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
May 14, 2016 10:11 PM CST

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What a beautiful garden, full of treasures! You're a very welcome addition to our NGA group. Welcome!

Please join us in the Rose Forum to discuss your roses.

http://garden.org/forums/view/roses/
Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
May 14, 2016 11:37 PM CST
Welcome!
You are not an interloper!
They even allow Canadians here!
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
May 15, 2016 11:06 PM CST
Welcome! Welcome!
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
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damiendelo
May 27, 2016 2:45 PM CST
HI
YOU HAVE A,LOVELY GARDEN. AS A YOUNG ADULT, I RECALL THE DAMP, OVERCAST SKIES TO BE GREAT FOR MANY AN ENGLISH GARDEN. YOURS BRINGS BACK MANY MEMORIES OF TIMES LONG AGO.
HAVE YOU TRIED POPPIES?
FR DAMIEN-MARIE Hurray!
DON'T REALLY KNOW WHAT ALL THE SYMBOLS MEAN BUT WAS ATTEMPTING TO SAY HELLO.
CHEERS!
Name: Kabby
Lowndesboro, AL (Zone 8a)
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Kabby
May 27, 2016 3:48 PM CST
Welcome! I think your gardens are beautiful. Please continue to share!
Name: Elfrieda
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida (Zone 10a)
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orchidgal
May 30, 2016 9:46 PM CST
Lovely garden. I'm originally from Devon and my mother did all the gardening in those days.
I've been in Florida a long time; and although gardening can be challenging here (heat, humidity, different bugs and watering challenges), I love it.
Keep posting photos; you may find some of my garden in various forums under my name. BTW, what is your name ?


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Eeyore
Fort Worth, TX (Zone 8a)
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javaMom
May 31, 2016 10:57 PM CST
Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!
Thanks for sharing your beautiful garden !!!
central Illinois
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jmorth
May 31, 2016 11:31 PM CST
I admire the way you incorporate stone into your garden. Welcome to the site.
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jun 1, 2016 2:31 PM CST
Welcome,
You have done a lot of work and everything looks beautiful.

We have tons of members from all over the world.
Look on the left side of the screen, scroll down to 'other tools', click on 'member map' and you can see all the members who are near you. Hover over each balloon to see their screen names. Here is a screen shot:
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