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  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,058
    bédé said:
    I would largely stick with what I've got.  But where I have one I would have groups of 3.  More space, groups of 5.

    Yes, me too. I do plant in multiples, but I would rather have more repeats, and larger groups. 
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,173
    A potager-style veg garden, a big fruit cage, ginormous twin herbaceous/mixed borders, a fairly open deciduous woodland area with lot of spring bulbs and spring perennials. And a big greenhouse with cold frames alongside. And a conservatory. And... oh well, I'm sure you get the picture   :) .  I'd need more time and more money as well as more space....
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • seacrowsseacrows Posts: 221
    A really long glasshouse leaning against a high red brick South facing wall. Entirely reserved for various citrus trees. I might want to sneak in a nice juicy grape vine and a couple of figs.
  • Romneya, Mecanopsis, and, and, and have the knowledge and experience I have now but be a lot, lot younger, with loads of money for big greenhouses, reliable staff and I cannot begin to list what else I would love to grow.
  • PerkiPerki Posts: 2,328
    Usually trees / large shrubs I've always wanted a Cornus Controversa variegated and Cercis forest pansy more wisteria's either black dragon or multijuga or better both , I wouldn't mind a gunnera as well the shear size they grow in one season.  I do think I may fit this plants in the garden one day. Like to have more exotics . I while I am at it I want a walled garden as well and a pond/lake . 

    They are loads of plants really I'd like got some Gunnera seeds and aralia ( better if it were variegated )  in a Chiltern seed bargain basement mix, I tell myself hope they don't germinate cause they is nowhere to put them but secretly deep down I really hoping they do  :D I'll solve that problem when I come to it  . I did buy a Christmas present recently for myself been after a stewartia for a few years, I lost out on a small plant early last stewartia sinensis but I come across another variety just before xmas they had one left so I snapped it up, its a stewartia monodelpha its a much bigger plant than I thought I were receiving and nowhere to put it yet until at least the shed falls down , idea was to grow a little on one for a few years .    
  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 4,888
    I’d like a selection of native trees, a Magnolia, another few Acers, and plenty of fruit trees/orchard. 
    (And a massive wooden and glass greenhouse, with a little tea making station). 
    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • coccinellacoccinella Posts: 602
    A huge fat oak. And in fantasyland I would grow it next to a Pinus Italicus 😂

  • Wow, and all I want is a garden instead of my concrete terrace…. No more pots overrun with vine weevil….. then I could finally have those rose bushes and dahlias and hydrangeas and lupins and……. You get the idea! Real soil!
  • I have space, but if my climate was warmer I'd love to have a camellia.  I would also love to dig a large pond and have loads of water-loving plants and a proper bog garden.  When I say large pond, I mean something my mules could wade in and have a roll during the heat of summer to cool off.  For something that size engineers, environmental services, the town, and permits all have to be involved.  :/ 
    New England, USA
    Metacomet soil with hints of Woodbridge and Pillsbury
  • REMF33REMF33 Posts: 641
    Fruit trees - soft and hard - nut trees, asparagus, winter veg i.e. things that overlap with summer veg (I only have two smallish raised beds for veg), rhubarb (I might be able to accomodate this. Had to get rid of it to make way for a greenhouse), pumpkins. I'd plant out my mimosa (currently in a pot), ditto fig tree (and put in a sunnier spot). I'd love a magnolia, a really extensive herb garden with room for things I might not use, a Cornus, an Acer, a lilac, a lavertera and just more room for flowers - annual and perennial. I have two small borders one of which I can't dig down into (there was a foot of shale in it after we removed shrubs, a lot of which we got up but in the end it got the better of us).
    I actually have quite a big garden by London standards, at least, but the bottom half floods.

    Would like some chickens too :)
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