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MY GARDEN

 

South facing patio

South facing patio

The chair on the right is beneath the kitchen window so we can watch the birds feeding as we do the dishes.

South facing patio

The Rockery

The Rockery

And no, the Gnome on the left is NOT doing what you think he's doing.

The Rockery

The Gnome sitting down has a movement sensor. Anyone moving within a few feet of him triggers off the most disgusting sound of breaking wind you can image.

general view across garden

general view across garden

general view across garden

The path disappearing to the right leads to a small secluded Pagoda in the shade of an old Pear tree. Having worked up a sweat it's a great place to go with a can of beer to cool off.

general view across garden

vegetable garden

The business end of the garden ... a small, but productive vegetable garden.

vegetable garden

The Runner Beans are cropping now and the Tomatoes are coming on. Behind the runners are Broad beans and just around the corner carrots, onions and beetroot.

the Arbour

The Arbour

Made by my Father (in his eighties). A lovely place to sit in the dappled shade of the Apple Trees. The bed to the left of it is where we buried our pet dog Tess. It is not a 'shrine' to her, but somewhere nice in her memory. There is a flower of one type or another there in every month of the year, except November ... I'm still working on that.

Patio

East facing Patio

In the shade a lot of the time it's a great place to be out of the mid-day sun. In the evening the wood-burner makes this into a warm and cosy 'outdoor room'.

 Front Drive

Front Drive

My latest project, just finished. What was an overgrown jungle of weeds and broken slabs now makes a pleasant welcome for visitors.

Hanging Basket

I love growing Fuchsia's and there is no better way to display them than in a hanging basket.

alpine planter

 

 

 

A nice solution to an unsightly drain access cover. A small alpine garden. Notice the painting of my house on a piece of slate. This stands near my front door and is a warm welcome for any visitors.