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Oakleigh

Frimley Green

A magical long garden with a few surprises. There are plenty of colours and textures with a great variety of different plants. Wander past the long borders and under a rose arch and you will find the garden opens up to two large colour themed mixed beds. The style is naturalistic with just a hint of elegance. Fruit and vegetables grow by the summerhouse and pots adorn the top patio.
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    We inherited a rather shabby, long, thin plot 'with potential' over 30 years ago. We have since expanded that plot and completely revamped it. We garden organically as far as we can and the garden has evolved organically too rather than being designed.

    Amble past the herbs, mixed borders and fruit trees to the rose arch. Then, as the garden opens up, discover further lush and colourful flower beds. This is a plantperson's garden where the unusual mix with the everyday. We favour a diversity of planting, particularly to support bees and other wildlife, rather than swathes of one species, and we don't have what designers call 'rooms'.

    At the very top, by the summerhouse, we are growing vegetables in small raised beds and some fruit including loganberries and blueberries. By the greenhouse we grow Russian Comfrey to make our own plant food. At the end of the garden we have several compost heaps, leaf heaps, shredded wood rotting down and water butts galore.

    For wildlife lovers, look out for the bat box and where the fox comes through under the fence. We have a Surrey Wildlife Trust gold award. For art lovers, the carved wooden head of the Green Man is by local artist Jerry Tyrrell.

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Oakleigh- Canceled

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Angela O'Connell

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Oakleigh
22 The Hatches
Frimley Green
Surrey
GU16 6HE

Frimley Green.
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The garden is mostly level but the side alley is narrow and there are two steps up onto the lawn.

More about Oakleigh

We inherited a rather shabby, long, thin plot 'with potential' over 30 years ago. We have since expanded that plot and completely revamped it. We garden organically as far as we can and the garden has evolved organically too rather than being designed.

Amble past the herbs, mixed borders and fruit trees to the rose arch. Then, as the garden opens up, discover further lush and colourful flower beds. This is a plantperson's garden where the unusual mix with the everyday. We favour a diversity of planting, particularly to support bees and other wildlife, rather than swathes of one species, and we don't have what designers call 'rooms'.

At the very top, by the summerhouse, we are growing vegetables in small raised beds and some fruit including loganberries and blueberries. By the greenhouse we grow Russian Comfrey to make our own plant food. At the end of the garden we have several compost heaps, leaf heaps, shredded wood rotting down and water butts galore.

For wildlife lovers, look out for the bat box and where the fox comes through under the fence. We have a Surrey Wildlife Trust gold award. For art lovers, the carved wooden head of the Green Man is by local artist Jerry Tyrrell.

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