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1 - Assessing your plot
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Assessing your plot
Just like you, your garden is unique and has character. It is this character, a distinctive set of conditions that work together, which determines what you can grow successfully.
Assessing your plot
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Understand your garden’s character and you’re well on the way to becoming a blossoming gardener. That’s what we’ll be doing over the next few pages.
We’ll look at the following range of conditions and show you how to discover what they are in your garden:
Plant listsOh, and wherever you see this icon you'll find plenty of suggestions for plants that will thrive in all the conditions we look at.
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1. Know your plot

Introduction
Assessing your plot
 Light
 Temperature
 Wind
 Moisture
Analysing your soil
Drawing a survey
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