Saturday, May 30

Come into the garden - part 3

Welcome to part 3 of your visit to our garden. If you missed the other two visits you can read about part 1 on this post and part 2 here


Here's the sketch plan again so you can place the area that I am describing into the context of the whole garden. Our starting point is indicated by the red cross.
We are now looking between the greenhouse on the left and the summerhouse on the right.
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Follow me through the gap between the greenhouse and the summerhouse.

Now as we stand with our back to the summerhouse this is the view.
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The large terracotta coloured tubs contain an apple that is very slow to start into growth and a cherry. Other tubs contain herbs, alliums or are waiting to be planted up.

On the left is a perennial bed under a John Downie crab apple. If you look very closely you may just spot a bird table nestling amongst the shrubbery.
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This curves round into a shrub border. The medlar is on the right of the picture in the bottom left photo above

The perennial border will soon be in line for a bit of a makeover as some plants over dominate and elsewhere there are gaps.
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Now with our backs to the shrub border we look towards the summerhouse.
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If we turn to our right and take a peep behind the greenhouse we can take a quick look at what we call the cold frame courtyard.
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We won't linger here as this area is in the middle of a makeover A new section of fencing has been erected and a cover made for the WoodBlocx raised bed.

Turning back and walking towards the summerhouse, on the left of the summerhouse is one of our bird table and feeding station. As we walk between the border and summerhouse the puddle pond is on the left.
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Now standing alongside the summerhouse looking back up the garden, we can look to the right at the bird bath bed. This bed is at its best in spring when the bulbs are flowering. At the moment it is sporting the remains of daffodil leaves which will soon be tidied.
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The photo on the left was taken earlier in the year.

Looking to the left is the summerhouse outside of which are tubs containing sambucus nigra, kiwi Issai and some alliums. Since taking the photos the sambucus has been planted up in the cold frame 'courtyard'.

Turning slightly we look past the summerhouse across the pond to the area where we started from back in part 1

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To complete today's meanderings let's step up to the summerhouse and have a quick virtual coffee whilst looking out across the pond
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Copyright: Original post from Our Plot at Green Lane Allotments http://glallotments.blogspot.co.uk/ author S Garrett

27 comments:

  1. VERY beautiful!--I think it must be very lovely to "putter" around there.

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    1. Hello Sue We do like to potter but we also have a couple of major changes to complete or that are in the pipeline

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  2. Very nice, Sue, and so different to the "functionality" of the allotments. I hope you get plenty of opportunities to use the Summerhouse this year.

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    1. Ideally we would have a little gate that would lead directly to the allotment, Mark.
      We have already used the summerhouse quite a but for coffee breaks

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  3. You make such good use of a small space. Lovely.

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    1. If only it was bigger, Daphne.

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  4. Thank you for the visit in your garden I have just been watching and reading your posts, part 1, 2 and 3. What I immediately noticed is that you make good use of every square meter. Everything is there, I like that fernery, the birdbath bed, the pond, borders and shrubbery, everything is there. It must be a joy to potter daily in this varied garden en then there is yet the allotment.

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    1. A couple more posts to come Janneke

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  5. It's so pretty Sue, the borders are lovely, lots of different colour and texture and really well balanced. I love the summerhouse and the view outside. That's a really good sized pond. I've loved this tour of your garden, thank you for sharing it.

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    1. There are a couple more areas ti come CJ both either work in progress on to be renovated

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  6. Lovely Sue.
    How did you do that very nice sketch? Did you use a program or did you just draw it and took a picture of it?

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    1. The plan was hand drawn and scanned, Alain

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    2. Thank you Sue. It looks very well. I will try to do something like this as I have wanted to make a plan for some time.

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  7. Thanks for the tour Sue...I loved looking out over the pond but oted for tea instead of coffee!! :-)

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    1. Then it's tea for you and coffee for me, Tanya

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  8. I'm very envious of your fabulous summer house, there's no reason to stay indoors even in bad weather when you have somewhere like that to take a tea break. Your puddle pond is about the same size as my little garden pond yet it still attracts wildlife in to the garden.

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    1. Any water is good for wildlife, Jo. We only call it a puddle pond to differentiate it from the other pond.

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  9. All of your beds are so nicely edged - that's one of my least favourite jobs (as is evidenced by my many unedged beds with all the grass creeping in). How often do you have to maintain those edges? And like Jo, I have summer house envy...

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    1. Most have paving blocks set slightly lower than the lawn so that the mower cuts up to the edges Margaret. Any buts missed are strimmed.

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  10. Your garden looks fabulous Sue and that summer house must be the perfect place to relax with a cuppa on a rainy day.

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    1. It is Anna - we have occasionally been trapped inside by a downpour.

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  11. How colourful it all is, lovely!!! I wish my beds were that tidy, how you manage your garden and your hugs allotment I'll never know! I did enjoy my coffee in your summer house, didn't want to leave though!xxx

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    1. The borders once planed more or less take care of themselves, Dina Whenever you are in these parts come for a real coffee.

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  12. That's very beautiful place! cozy summerhouse surrounded by so many flowers! ;)

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