The front 'garden' paved apart from this border which...
very much set the tone for the rear garden
with its arrangement of planting, rocks and shale.
Silver Birch, Ceanothys, Pyracanthus
|Avalana Contorta (twisted hazel)
Half Standard Willow, Pyracanthus
|Azalia, Quince, Holly, Mock Holly|
Weeping Pussy Willow
Hebe and various pieces of slate or rock
|This one came home with him from a walk
||This one is known as 'the chicken'|
|Also in the centre is this island ~ which is how it all began!
Chris became bored with the crazy paving that the previous owner left and so he lifted a few slabs and planted this bed. Sounds easy doesn't it? It wasn't! Over time (4 years) he lifted another and another until he was happy with the result. From time to time he bought potted plants; the Acer, a half standard Rose, the half standard Willow and the Hebe but always finished up by planting them out so that they didn't suffer if he forgot to water them.
|In between the patio and the garden there is a raised bed containing...|
|a tall Conifer and a cat
a beautiful Ivy
|a Grass, a Shamrock and a dog
a dwarf Pine
and a spiral Conifer
|a water feature
||a lamp and an individual arrangement
||a close up of the individual arrangement|
|Above: azalia||Below: french lavender|
|Above: holly||Below: mock holly|
|Above: pieris||Below: acer|
|Above: lupin||Below: pine|
|Above: conifer and mini lawn||Below: welsh poppy and Lady|
|Wizard and dragons||followed by various other ornaments|
|Below a couple of visitors: Pigeon||and squirrel [pics taken through glass]|
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