To view this post you may want to go and make a cup of tea or coffee and allow several minutes, due to interest shown in my garden I am going to give you a tour. I came across these photo's that Paul, the DH, took last year in june and july, I have resized them and there are loads.....I will try not to use to many but it is a long garden 150 ft by 30ft narrowing down to 21 ft. it was mainly empty and full of old falling down shed and lawn when we moved in 8 years ago and we are forever changing it trying to get the look we are after.
It is broken down into several 'rooms' and you can that two different routes when you get half way down.
I'll wait while you get that cuppa........
Ready? then I'll begin......
This is a view from the patio into the first garden.The gazebo at the side was here when we arrived but we put on the roof to give us some shade due to the garden being south facing and constantly in the sun.
To get into first garden we go through the rose arch which is covered with several different David Austin roses, honeysuckle and clematis.
The view looking out from the side of the gazebo towards the gated arch into the flower garden.
This is the first garden which the birds are fed and watered in and the dogs can have free reign.So is mainly shrubs with the odd perennial .
The other side with Statue and shrubs and trees.
A view through the gate into the flower garden.So called because this is where we are trying to fill the borders with perennial's.
The flower garden has two covered seats opposite each other and the grass is curved to form a circle with planting in each corner.The sun dial is in the centre on a small paved circular base.
another corner, with the DH's workshop behind the trellis.
The third corner which you can see the start of the delphinium's .
and the final corner showing a lot more colour with the honeysuckle spilling over the trellis walls and red campion, pink geraniums and white and pink roses.
Now we come to the Cloisters, so named because of the cobbled and rectory paving. You will be familiar with this area due to me using it for lots of my Sasha post photo shoots. We used this to change the level by stepping up onto here and then down into the next part.
A view from the Cloisters into what we call the italian rose garden.
A view of the seat in the Italian Rose garden which has a gravel path running right round the edge, with a box area that contains David Austin roses three of the same colour in each compartment and a standard rose tree in the centre.
another view showing the opposite end with the grape vine covering the trellis with the terracotta pots of citrus bushes of Lime and Tangerine . A pink american pillar rose covers the trellis at the far end, by the head of David.
This photo shows the workshop from which you step down into this area.
From the Italian Rose garden you go through the Lych gate into the raised garden, this photo shows the Lych gate from the seat area.
This is a view through the Lych Gate taken last year in July.You can see the start of the path that winds round this area and the roof of the greenhouse over in one of the back corners.
To one side is a covered area that the DH dug out to form a damp space, the trellis and netting forming a roof to give some shade.
The statue is of the water Nymph.
This is along the path looking back at the Lych Gate from what we call the raised garden. the water Nymph is over to the right of this photo.
This path leads to a central point, not shown which branches two other ways one towards the far right hand corner at the back of the garden and the other to another archway that links with an original path that runs to the back gate and to the greenhouse.
This is start of path that winds to right hand back coner.
Some of the flowers in the raised border.If you look closely you can just make out the table and chairs in the far right hand corner.
This is where that right hand path ends at a nice shady seating area with shade loving plants around the slightly raised paved circle. This area is shaded by trees outside the back garden fence a lovely spot to keep cool on a very hot day.
This is looking back from the shady seating corner along the path back towards the Lych Gate, this is also where I took yesterdays photo's of Anastasia. This photo was taken last July, so much more growth and colour.
Going back up towards Lych gate this is water Nymph from another angle.
Turning left from Lych gate past the water Nymph you come to the arch to the original path, this is the rose Gertude Jekyll which is not only beautiful but smells beautiful too!
On the other side is the rose Mortimer Sackler.
Looking back towards the Lych Gate from the path to greenhouse across the raised bed.
Slightly closer view.
View of path to greenhouse and back gate.
And the final bed which was just designed last year with ferns , you saw the more recent photo of this when Edward and Mossy met the Seer.
Well I hope you have enjoyed the tour, there a couple of missing area's due to these being photo's taken for our records and not for a tour, I'll take a couple of the missing places another time and list them later in the year....what no more please!...oh ok..well you did ask to see the garden......