what aspect is your rear garden?.

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what aspect is your rear garden?.

Post by karl66 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:40 pm

After some deliberating & arguments, we have finally decided after looking on google earth that our garden is a totally west facing, this is after years of thinking it was south/west!!, what we can't work out is why we have full summer sun till its pitch black?, is this not normally only full south facing gardens?, we have a complete open aspect to rear. karl.


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Re: what aspect is your rear garden?.

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:43 pm

Sun sets in the west, so if you're facing west its the last thing you'll see


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Re: what aspect is your rear garden?.

Post by Tom2006 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:44 pm

Mine is south facing, I will never have a garden with anything other than a south or south/west garden from now on. I'm guessing your garden isn't obstructed by anything therefore it gets sun most of the day.
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Post by karl66 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:47 pm

Thanks arlon!!, in old money does this mean its not a bad aspect to have!. karl.


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Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:55 pm

Karl, mines just off west facing so gets better protection from cold easterlies in the winter. On a typical summers day the suns around there by 9 to 9.30 so makes no difference as far as i can see . I would think a south facing is more open to winter easterlies. Personally, i find west is ok .


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Re: what aspect is your rear garden?.

Post by allangreenbean » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:13 pm

If you put a stick on your lawn so that it stands vertically then check the shadow it casts at 12.00 precisely then that will be the direction south is.

The shadow will point north.

If you face north then every quarter turn will be East, then South, then West and back to North again.

This works any time of the year providing it's midday and the Sun is out.


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Re: what aspect is your rear garden?.

Post by RogerBacardy » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:14 pm

Karl, west-facing is a good selling point. Buyers will know that the garden will get the evening sun when they return from work. icon_thumleft


Ours is south / south west-facing, kinda ideal aspect, but sloping to the north, so long shadows in the winter. icon_thumbdown


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Post by karl66 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:15 pm

Arlon, we have the sun blazing about 9.30 am right down the bottom of the garden, then about 11am it comes up towards the house & we have it blazing then till it gets dark. karl.


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Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:28 pm

I would think the size of the garden has a big bearing as well i.e the larger the garden the less difference it makes anyway. For instance, the south side of mine gets the sun from sun up to sun down which is why i have the greenhouse down there.


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Re: what aspect is your rear garden?.

Post by Andy P » Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:37 pm

Mine faces upwards ! :roll:
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Post by karl66 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:24 pm

Just to add, as well as being west facing the garden has a slope down to the bottom were the last 25ft or so sit's on a spring so most planted item's are in raised bed's, i planted some gunnera there late last year so hopefully they will thrive. karl.


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Re: what aspect is your rear garden?.

Post by cordyman » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:11 pm

How about a South facing garden, but slightly slightly South East when stood at the very back and looking back towards the house? icon_scratch


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Re: what aspect is your rear garden?.

Post by GoggleboxUK » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:53 pm

Mine faces my house but my house faces north.

I don't know why people say their gardens face away from their houses, all my designs and hardlanscaping were made to make it look best from the house so surely that means my garden faces south.

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Re: what aspect is your rear garden?.

Post by karl66 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:45 am

icon_scratch icon_scratch icon_scratch , now you have confused me!!, doesnt take much though :lol: . karl.


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Re: what aspect is your rear garden?.

Post by cordyman » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:16 am

Good point do you do it from back wall of house looking at garden or back of garden looking back at house


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