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  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    Hi Jameslu, I'm fairly new to the forum too and also fairly new to gardening but have learnt so much in the last few weeks, everyone is so friendly and helpful.  Sorry I can't be much use with advice but I just wanted to give you a friendly welcome image

  • Hi Jameslu. I am newbie too and looking forward to a summer of sorting out my garden with help from everyone on here as they are all very friendly and helpful. I love the trees in your garden and the wall will give you lots of shelter and space for climbers ? image
  • allium2allium2 Posts: 413

    Hello James. Welcome to the forum. I'm another newbie and like Tracey have picked up so much useful info/advice. Your garden looks lovely with the trees. I agree with Pam - the walls would be perfect for all sorts of climbers.

  • Artjak, thanks. In winter, the temperature will drop to minus 4, and in summer time will go to 40. I don't like winter time. it is wet and cold here.

    Thanks for all your comments. I will update more photos for you.

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     It is winter time, so it has flowers.




     The bamboo will give me some bamboo shoots when the temperature rises.


     Gardenia will give us fragrance when the flowers blossom out.

  • Jameslu, the style of planting in your garden is so much different from anything I have seen here in the UK. But you say that you have only a small yard, yet you fit so much into it. From the angles of the pictures, it looks like your yard might be quite long but narrow, and built in a few different styles. Can you please clarify for me the size of your yard and the height of the walls. Where does the sun rise and set? And is every picture of your yard? you had said that you would show more chinese plants, so which are yours and which are of others that you wanted to show? We can't help you without details like these, as they are crucial if you wish your plants to thrive. Everyone on here is friendly and helpful, and I am sure that,like me, they would be fascinated to find out how you manage to grow so much in such a small, shady place. Surely water must be a problem, so close to walls which would absorb a lot and give so much shelter? I am intrigued to know how you can grow such large trees, and also all of those vegetables. That is intensive gardening of a type that I would love to learn. I am sure that, rather than you learning from us, we could learn from you.

  • Hi, gardenjeannie, good morning.

    I think the garden in China and UK is totally different. I know some of you have large yard and full of plants. But in China, we only use a little space for gardening, will show you the full-view of my house. All the pictures are from my house, I take the photos today. All the trees I choose is easy to grow, they have strong lives, so what I should do is to water them and give them some shade in summer, because in my city summer time is hot and dry, other seasons are nice. And also I should get rid of the weed. For some Chinese plant will show you later.

    In China, we love to grew fruit tree in the garden.

    I want to learn lots from you and the the forum.

  • James, lovely photos image 

    Here in the UK many of us grow flowers in tubs and hanging baskets, to decorate our front porches and patios.  This is a good way of growing attractive plants when you are short of space.  

    At this time of year we are planning what annuals we will need for our tubs and baskets when the overnight frosts stop around the end of May.  Some of us will be growing these plants from seed in greenhouses, and others of us will buy the plants from garden centres.

    More information here 

    Do you grow ornamental plants in this way in China?

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Beautiful photos, James......welcome from me to the forum and thank you for giving it an extra dimension.

  • lisa69lisa69 Posts: 119

    Hi James and welcome.

    Lovely photo's and your bamboo is very impressive, there is lots to learn here and everyone is really helpful and friendly.

    Happy gardening image

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