Garden O - Karen and Ian
A cottage garden at heart that has evolved over 30 years to provide year round interest. Trees, Hedges and Shrubs create a sheltered environment for lush planting rich in colour texture and form. Box, Yew and Ligstrum topiary provide formality throughout the winter months while waiting for the boarders to burst into flower. The Greenhouse is the heart of the garden producing all of the Summer bedding and perennials. Experimenting with certain house plants left in the ground all year has been very successful and rewarding. We have 3 productive compost heaps that keep the soil in good condition while helping to retain moisture at the plants roots. We have had a no dig approach to gardening since we moved here.
Many seating areas are positioned throughout the Front and Back garden (for a well-earned rest) surrounded by seasonal pots and interesting objects.