Sanabria is the name of the house, named after where my wife comes from, and I am increasing the orchard for her with two quince and two cherry trees to go in for a Christmas present.
The garden is very young, only four years old, and of course all the plants are in the wrong place, first plant, then plan!!! I aim to dig out all the long beds on the driveway and increase soil depth about six inches more. I make up all my own mix from John Innes 3, grit, vermiculite to hold water, multi-purpose peat based and compost. It provides a fantastic base for everything that goes in and as you say, the plants come up very happy.
I am short of time, time, time, but only because I didn't realise how much work maintaining a garden can be.
Really enjoying this site, but the knowledge people have on here can be intimidating, though folk are very kind.