Gardening is my passion!
And Gary is my able bodied helper.
We do move around a great deal and have always concentrated on making all our gardens a place of sanctuary, a real place to escape to. We have gardened at both ends of the spectrum, from tiny backyards to 11 acre farms.
We moved to our present house last September and have just started on the back garden. All designs are in my head, though I do jot down a sketch to help with the planning. So far we have re-fenced the entire garden so now it’s nice and private, we have sectioned off the floral garden from the veggie garden with a wooden divide of trellis with a central archway. The floral garden is taking shape, dug out the first bed this week and have started planting it up with foxgloves, geraniums, hebes, lavender plus a honeysuckle and passionflower to scrabble up the trellis. There is still lots of spaces to be filled…just love that part of the job, deciding what goes where. We are about to build a seating arbour at the end of this side of the garden, have discovered some fabulous york stone slabs which were buried out of sight under the turf, they took some heaving to get out but we have put them to good use as a long curving stepping stone path to the archway.
So far the plant discoveries in this garden are the most amazing Camellia to the side of the patio area and a deep pink magnolia tree, also spotted two peonies coming up too.
The veggie garden has a newly built second hand greenhouse, re-sprayed sage green. We installed the first of many raised beds yesterday and it is already planted up with saladings, spinach and beetroot. We grow lots of veggies and fruits, have a well travelled Fig tree in a pot which was originally plucked from the side of a lane in France!
As you can probably tell from this ramble it really is a passion. Once the garden is a little more established we’ll take some photo’s and upload them here