Loving the life – ‘a garden is a lovesome thing. God wot’

Ted Hughes’ garden at Lumb Bank.

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Charleston –  sculptures, a lake, the house and a lot more.

flowers in sculpture  Absolute classic - copyright - if you want to use professionally please contact me  Stone flower container

Virginia Woolf”s garden –  2 min 60 secs

I love that garden and the music.

Made it in the lunch break on a course at Rodmell

On a more modest scale my current garden.

The  greenhouse the previous owners left behind and how it all is

two years later. We thrive on muddle.


Six years later some of our flowers in windy Saltdean.

 A lovely rhododendrom  moved from London to Saltdean 5 years ago,,,survived!    DSC03718    Flowers 5 copyright Ann Perrin 2012

'Perhaps no one can live there' from 'The Old Dry Stone Wall'  An imaginery garden created at Totleigh Barton –

on an Arvon course in the 90s

 2min 20sec

Never to be forgotten, my tiny garden in Woodside in South London. I even

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featured in a film.  The biggest wrench of my life was to leave it after 30 years. But my mother had recently died and then my beloved Ash Tree got a decease and had to be felled the following year. Someone or something seemed to  be telling me something!

‘The honey fungus clings to the Ash tree devouring its soul’

1 min 30sec

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Magical characters we made for a film many years ago but it never got beyond the pilot stage. Hoping I might still do something creative with them.

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Fruit and veg interspersed with everything always.

And of course just walk down the lane to Rottingdean we have Kipling’s Garden.

Well in Rottingdean - Ann Perrin

The well at the entrance to Kipling’s Gardens.

Last by by no means least…

My Garden – By Tomas Edward Brown.

A garden is a lovesome thing, God wot!
Rose plot,
Fringed pool,
Ferned grot–
The veriest school
Of peace; and yet the fool
Contends that God is not–
Not God! in gardens! when the eve is cool?
Nay, but I have a sign;
‘Tis very sure God walks in mine.

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1 Response to Loving the life – ‘a garden is a lovesome thing. God wot’

  1. Karen says:

    I am so impressed with the Passion Flower rather exotic for up here in the North.x

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