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New Build Garden Sun Location

My wife and I cant decide which garden will be best for getting the sun throughout most of the day. As it is a new build and hasn't been built yet we cant go and see where the sun would be at different times of the day.

Would anyone be able to help or advise which of the green houses (but not plot 116) would be best to get the sun through the majority of the day?

We are in North Yorkshire (if that has any bearing on it). 

Any help would be appreciated.




  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,162
    Welcome to the forum  :)
    I'm going to go with plot 120 or 114 , l'd be interested to see what others say !
  • 116 has the back of the House south facing which is where the sun is....
  • K67K67 Posts: 2,507
    There are apps that can track the sun's position although I never got to grips using it.
    My new build house faces north east at the front so South facing rear garden which sounds good until you realise that the house behind you blocks it, then the garage stops it, oh and the wall to one side casts a shadow so although the garden gets sun it doesn't stay long anywhere and in winter the sun doesn't clear the roof line of the house behind. 
    But it's certainly workable as there are so many plants that don't require all day sun. 
    I would choose the house that was least overlooked and shared the least amount of fences as l don't want to see heads  bobbing over the fence if next door has a trampoline!
    So probably 118 or 122 
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,985
    I'd choose 122 as well.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,946
    edited October 2019
    Going purely as you requested, on the amount of sun/shade, I’d go for 120  .... 116 would also be good but you said not that one. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • JoeXJoeX Posts: 1,783

    maybe 122 but it’s mostly NE facing and you’re hoping the morning sun isn’t blocked by those trees, and the afternoon not blocked by the garage and house
  • Julia1983Julia1983 Posts: 139
    This might be helpful... 113 looks interesting,  difficult to tell not being on the ground but looks like it has a bit of south facing front garden that looks like it will be relatively quiet? (Assuming the dark lines are fencing?)  Depends when you like to be outside too, because I work standard daytime hours I would like a garden that gets evening sun. As has been mentioned a lot depends on surrounding buildings too, our current garden is south facing but another house close to us shades us all winter and a bit of the summer. 
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,560
    114 looks good to me; it's the largest garden. The back of the house would catch evening sun. But it's surrounded by other gardens. I'm going to go with 113... the back garden is slightly smaller, but one side borders a cycle path, and the house has an end of cul-de-sac loaction overlooking green space, with a very large, southerly aspected, front garden which is private and overlooks green space.
  • purplerallimpurplerallim Posts: 5,226
    Large green spaces end up as kids magnet so depends. 114 looks good.
  • Hi, 
    Thanks for your comments. I think we’re going to go with plot 120, as we should get the sun in the morning and very early afternoon. We’re hoping the sun will be on the back fence in the evening. 
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