Gardening on exposed coastal site

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by seaweed, Jul 23, 2004.

  1. seaweed

    seaweed Well-Known Member

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    We live right on the coast in a very exposed spot. It is very beautiful but I am struggling a bit with the produce gardening. All I seem to be able to grow is miner's lettuce & cabbage. We lost all our pears to a 100 mph gale just before they got ripe last year. The other fruit trees are still babies. On the plus side, we have no slugs or snails & the soil is good.

    I have planted a shelter belt of native trees, I have acquired a glass house - still waiting for dh's friend to do the glass for it. I probably just have to wait for all my shelter trees & shrubs to grow up.

    Does anyone garden coastally ? Any tips & pointers ?
     
  2. BeckyW

    BeckyW Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I am very familiar with gardening on the coast. Happy to share our experience/knowledge. However, which coast are you on? What state? All coasts are not created equal!

    BW
     

  3. seaweed

    seaweed Well-Known Member

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    The lower south eatern coast of New Zealand :) Not sure if that helps!
     
  4. Cyngbaeld

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    Have you considered espaliered trees? Perhaps against a house or barn on the leeward side?
     
  5. seaweed

    seaweed Well-Known Member

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    I had thought of it a while ago. Problem is we are going to knock down the house we're in & build a new one. dh would never go for trees on walls on the new house. But I can always work it in with a wall of some kind somewhere. Good thought!