Thursday, May 21

Come into the garden - Part 2

Let's take a second visit to our garden.. Here's the sketch plan again so you can place the area I am describing into the context of the whole garden. Our starting point is indicated by the red cross.

An archway leads from the garden area described in my last post to the area just outside of the greenhouse.
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During summer the arch and adjoining screen is clothed by a very vigorous passion flower and a couple of clematis.
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Once through the arch you are in a small enclosed area.

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The views shown above are taken with my back to the greenhouse, On the left is the small fernery which at the moment is just unfurling and on the right is a bed ion which is planted an aucuba and a garrya.

The photos below were taken last summer in the case of the fernery and the garrya earlier this year.

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Just before we leave this part of the garden I'll let you have a peep behind the greenhouse where bags of compost are stored. The trees that you can see were initially a pear and apples grown as cordons but they had other ideas.

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Just before you go on the right is a quick peep into the area I'll be showing you on your next visit to our garden.

So that's it for part two of your garden visit.

20 comments:

  1. I love how you say your trees had other ideas. I'm trying to espalier a pear and a few apples. They grow so fast sometimes that they get ahead of me.

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    1. We actually cut them down and forgot about them and jhen we next noticed them they were upright trees,

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  2. I like your garden plan, when my parents bought their house over 50 years ago off plan they were too late to buy their original choice. The garden of that house looks similar to the layout of yours x

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    1. That's a shame, Jo - our house was a couple of years old when we bought it,

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  3. That is a beautiful arch. We have one (although nowhere near as fancy) on our hilltop that will serve as an entrance to the hilltop beds, once I enclose the area to keep out those pesky rabbits. I haven't grown clematis in many years and your post has reminded me that this would a great spot for it.

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    1. The clematis that we growe up the arch are the varieties that are cut hard back every year, Margaret,

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  4. that's awesome plan! Tress have their own idea too! hahahhaa....

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  5. I love that arch, I have a vigorous passion vine too, great value! You have a lovely garden, you certainly make use of every inch of space....it's lovely and interesting!xxx

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    1. That passion flower is a brute, Dina. It had a patio laid on top of it and stills found a way out, Bits of it come up at the opposite end of the fernery.

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  6. I really like the archway which leads to the greenhouse, it looks lovely in summer with the plants covering it. You certainly make use of the space in your garden.

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    1. We do have to trim the passion flower as it hangs down and wafts us in the face, Jo

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  7. You really do have a wonderful garden Sue, at times I wish my garden was bigger so that I could do more with it but then I think about how low maintenance it is with the children and the animals and i am grateful that I can enjoy it without too much effort!!

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    1. At one poiunt we tried looking for a house wth a bigger garden, Tanya but didn't find one where we liked both the garden and house. We wanted to extend the house which took away a section of garden and so we ended up with an allotment as prevuiously we grew veg in the garden.

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  8. I love the view of the greenhouse through the arch and also your summerhouse. It's such a pretty garden, you clearly work very hard on it, but it's been well worth it I think. Good job!

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  9. What a lovely garden sue. I'm a fan of the arch too. I'd like one to grow squash or cucumbers over. Maybe athe allotment one day or if we move somewhere with a bigger garden.

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  10. What a wonderful garden. I envy you your greenhouse. Is it heated? I will be dreaming on...

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    1. The greenhouse isn't heated, Lisa - too expensive.

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