This garden takes a bit of maintenance, but I try to pack the plants in so there is little or no weeding and I like lots of seasonal flowers. The forsythia dies back quite quickly, but then the laburnum takes it’s place for colour. The fuchsias are always very showy and in my garden hardy, so no worrying about them. Aquilegia come in several different shapes and colours, are tall and stately and grow just about anywhere.
We hadn’t cut the grass in the above pics. or done the annual clearing of the pond but then it isn’t a show garden more a wonderful wilderness, eventually both get done.
Raspberries do quite well in tubs which means they don’t throw up so many extra shoots.
Figs in pots, cherries and apples in the ground, the latter, which came with us from London, in rough and ready espalier style.
Luckily this garden takes care of itself a lot of the time, which is just as well and I would never have the energy to start another one from scratch again.
We bought a wisteria from a of reputable nursery six years but it has never flowered, this is a bit of a disappointment. But with gardens one lives in hope
Creating a garden for me is as good as painting or writing poetry. I even prefer to sit in my garden on a sunny day rather than have a meal out. But then at our local garden centre near the race course one can indulge in the occasional cream tea!
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