Just bought house with 2 acre woodland garden - Help!!!
Hi all, I am very new to the site so Hello and a Happy New Year!! I am after all of your green fingered advice on this one. I am a keen gardener when time permits after kids and working full time and have just bought a house with a rather over grown 2 acre woodland garden!!! It is on an area of high water table and I will have to be careful about drainage as my septic tank soak away areas are located within this area (as are those of at least one if not two other neighbours!!). It is rather boggy in places and has no formal lawned area, more like grass in between a multitude of raised beds!. Wrong time of year to move in for the garden I suppose as everything has died back and looks rubbish .
I am really not sure where to start as it has not had a lot of TLC for quite a long time as there are nettles and brambles everywhere, I have been trying to cut back where I can but without damaging any plants so that I can try and see what is there. There are huge rhodies everywhere and the previous owners have been trying to put in bark / stone paths in several areas. There is a veggie patch which is useful and will be kept and a great covered raised strawberry patch. The owner has also planted several fruit trees, Christmas tree type firs and some willows presumably as the land can get so boggy.
They have left a lot of rubbish on site and at least 1000+ old plastic plant pots in an old cold frame!!! Thanks!! Really not sure where to start! Help!!