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We just moved into a new house, and there is nothing (literally) in the backyard. My DH is all ready to put down grass everywhere, but I'd really like something more along the lines of an English Cottage garden. I'm trying to convince him that it's not THAT hard to figure out.... but since I know nothing about landscaping and gardening, I'm not too convincing. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">: Any help would be appreciated!
 

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Hey Aahree---nice to see you. you've been missed here on the boards by many, many mamas. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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Wow... thank you so much. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> That means so much to me. I've missed the boards, and all of the wonderful women here, too, and I'm so glad to be back! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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If you are starting with nothing, you are so lucky!! Digging out grass and roots is such a pain! I fantasize about buying land with nothing on it just so I could start from scratch! Get some gardening books and plan out what you would like to grow. The Rodale Organic Gardening Encyclopedia has some nice ideas for a cottage garden.
 

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I'm in the exact same boat as you! Congrats on the new house! We just moved into a new house with absolutely nothing but dirt. I'm very excited to be "starting from scratch" but I'm a bit overwhelmed. An English Cottage garden sounds lovely. I'm also planning a vegetable garden and want to incorporate herbs in the landscape. I've convinced DH that huge plots of grass are a burden on the environment, so he's letting me do what I want as long as I leave him *some* lawn! Sorry I don't have a lot of advice, but if you want to email me, we can share ideas, links, etc! <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>
 

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My DH said the same thing. What is it with guys and lawn? :LOL We live next to a school, so we have PLENTY of grass nearby for him to play on. I don't get it. Oh well! I'd LOVE to have veggies and herbs in my garden. I might have to plan something like that for part of the backyard. That's a GREAT idea. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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hi! i'm replying cuz i can't find the subscribe to this thread feature.. i just moved into a new (actually, a very very old) house. there is an around-the-house footwide garden plot.. but the top 2 inches are full of garbage and assorted crud. sofar i have planted 6 tiny tomato plants, and some wildflowers in another section, and i am slowly making my way around the house. i am totally new to gardening too, so i'm going to tag along on this thread with you!
 
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