We love our garden and spend many hours in it.
Due to it’s size we have divided it up into areas, almost room like. This gives us the opportunity to try different ideas but also helps us keep on top of the gardening.
Here are a few photos of different areas of our garden.
This part of our garden is by the side of my studio.
It has a sculpture based on ‘Standing Stones’ and also
a metal banner from the ‘Roadkill’ Exhibition,
called ‘ Rabbits Don’t Wear Armour’
The wooden swing seat flower garden was refurbished in 2010.
Jennifer’s Tree House has stood in the garden since 1996 and we have many lovely memories of her playing in and around it. Jennifer is now 20 and the tree house had seen better days. We had always used it to store wood for the fire and log burner so decided to turn it into a wood store instead. We re used the frame of the tree house and have now put on a willow woven front to protect the wood from the rain.
The front garden is very large and has a curved main flower bed in 2010 we completely dug over it entirely and dug out all the twitch grass and bind weed. We replanted some of the choice plants and set about re-planting. It looks sparce at the moment because of this, the new plants have to establish themselves. We covered the complete area with a bark mulch to fend off weeds and keep in what moister their is. The only thing with bark mulch you must feed your plants, we use old pot ash from our bonfire and the ‘tonic’ water from our wormery.
This is The Secret Garden
We call it that because it is secluded and surrounded by a large hedge and covered trellis.
The raised beds around the garden have to be replaced every now and again. This picture was taken in April 2011.
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