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You wouldn’t dream of moving into a house without taking a look at the area. It’s the same in a garden. Before you can grow anything, you need to know what sort of conditions you have. Then you can choose plants that are suited to them. There really is no need to waste money on plants that will hate your environment.

You’ll need to know what sort of soil you have, how much light there is and the prevailing weather conditions. Is it a windy site, a particularly cold one, or is it sunny and sheltered? All the information you need to succeed is here.

Alan Titchmarsh

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1. Know your plot

Introduction
Assessing your plot
Analysing your soil
Drawing a survey
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