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1 - Drawing a survey
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Summer gardenSurvey
There is one last thing I advise you do before you start digging. You've figured out your garden’s character, so make a record of it.
Draw a sketch plan showing all its idiosyncrasies, such as light conditions, soil type etc.

I promise you, you’ll use it all the time as a source of reference when buying plants and taking design decisions.




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Now you know about the conditions that affect your garden, you can try out Module 2. It's all about using different types of plants in your garden. You'll also learn a thing or two about Latin names!
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Drawing a survey
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