Hello, budding beginner here.

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    hellomynmeisdrgreenthumb

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    Hi!

    I will be moving into a new property shortly and i finally get a garden!

    As i've never had my own garden, i cant help but dream about what i can do with it.

    I want a beautiful garden that is amazing to look at, somewhere i can relax and also host! Finding the balance might be tricky but i look forward to the challenge and all the possibilities that lie ahead of me.

    I look forward to picking all of your brains in this fantastic community!
     
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    Where do you live, if you don't mind telling, please?
     
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    Welcome, and if you don't mind, I'll address you as "green thumb" from now on. We'll be happy to help, advise, and sympathize (if needed).
    First bit of advice--start small, learn what your soil will support, and don't expect 100% success. Those of us who have been gardening for years are still learning, and that is part of the beauty and joy of having a garden.
     
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    Welcome! :)

    When I got my garden, I wanted to plant everything there!
    It took time that I realized that it was impossible. :D
     
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    Hi,

    Welcome to the forum greenthumb from another novice; you'll feel right at home here. (y)

    If you want to keep weeds down I can highly recommend 6" thick concrete. :):):)

    marlingardener and Larisa are bang on when they say take your time; as a novice it's easy to dive in planting everything at once but in a new garden it can look quite sparse for a couple of years until plants and shrubs etc get settled in and put on growth; I'd love to spend a lot of money on our gardens for quick results but it doesn't work this way; be selective and have plenty of patience; you'll win through and have a garden to be proud of if you stick with it. Good luck.

    Kind regards, Colin.
     
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    hellomynmeisdrgreenthumb

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    Thanks for all the replies guys, I appreciate the kind words and advice.
     
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    Incidentally, I am still budding, not exactly a gardener though! ;)
     
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    Welcome to the forums hellomynmeisdrgreenthumb. :) It would be helpful please if you placed your area in your avatar box. The forums have multi-national members and it helps when discussing plants/gardens what sort of climate you will be working with.
     
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    Welcome to the forums :)
     
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    I remember living in an apartment and then renting a 2nd floor of a house...neither had gardens. When we finally bought our own house, one of the best things was finally having our own gardens.
     
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