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CONNIE'S AMAZING GARDEN PART ONE.......

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I have been saving this blog since last Summer, I thought it would be ideal to cheer us up on a cold miserable winter’s day, and because I took so many photographs I thought it would be better to do it in two parts………….When you approach Connies bungalow you could be forgiven for thinking it is just an ordinary 70s bungalow, BIG mistake!! through the gate and WOW this is certainly no ordinary garden, it is set out in rooms but not small ones, these are open spaces, this one is a Mediterranean area, using colour (the wall) and gravel as the sand, a brave lady, but it works!!


The next area is Chinese which tells the story of a couple depicted by statues (Romeo and Juliet) who fall in love, die and turn in to butterflies….I love the tall structures which are gates and guarded by these lovely statues.


There is a large pond with a massive Gunnera (no longer, new planting being arranged as I type)


That was just a taster to whet your appetite I will finish the rest tomorrow……….

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That is the most gorgeous garden ever!!! love that raised bed - tried to get mine like that - and the pond is heavenly - gorgeous bamboo, shame the gunnera gone - love that plant but it is so awesome!!! Had to add to favs

29 Jan, 2012

 

OH! wow, what a fabulous sight. A real show garden.

29 Jan, 2012

 

wow .................. hurry up with the next one !! . very sunny looking .

29 Jan, 2012

 

What a beautiful garden,and what an eye for colour and design..so lucky to have a large garden to be able to do this..I love the Heuchera's against that blue wall,and the beach effect with those posts and rope hand rails..just awesome..:o)

29 Jan, 2012

 

Wow!! Now that's a fascinating, well maintained and beautiful garden. I love that blue-sky wall! Is this a friend of yours Dotty, or an NGS garden...or both!? Thanks for showing it!

29 Jan, 2012

 

Beautiful but it makes me wish my premium bonds would come up :) I love the blue walls but don't know if I would have the courage (or imagination!) to tackle something like this. A real treat to see - looking forward to the next blog.

29 Jan, 2012

 

Yes Gee, those statues look quite expensive. I often fancy a statue or ornament, but I can never bring myself to pay that much money for just an ornament for my garden!

29 Jan, 2012

 

Wow! I could spend all day looking around that garden. Some people are genius, to see what can be done, & by the sounds of it still looking forward to improve, not that I can see how you improve on this garden. Amazing x

29 Jan, 2012

 

Wow from me too,certainly brightened a dreary January day, beautiful garden, looking forward to the next installment :-))

29 Jan, 2012

 

And a Wow from me!! Fantastic, wonderful, beautiful and totally amazing garden, it looks so tranquil in every corner.Fab, Fab, Fab.

29 Jan, 2012

 

I would just like to add another WOW !!!!!

29 Jan, 2012

 

What a wonderful garden! Places to be for every mood! Fantastic!

30 Jan, 2012

 

Beautiful garden........bet it was very hard to leave.

30 Jan, 2012

 

oh wow and double wow, magnificent.

30 Jan, 2012

 

Amazing garden DD, the design and colour, the plants, pots, love that bamboo, Amazing..

30 Jan, 2012

amy
Amy
 

A beautiful garden ,there's so much of interest in it ,she is a very brave lady I'm not sure that I would have been brave enough to take a pot of paint into the garden like that but it works ! is this where you were inspired to have your chinese area Angela ?

30 Jan, 2012

bjs
Bjs
 

Love every thing about it except the Blue Paint calming it is not, for me it overpowers the garden around it,It would have to go.

30 Jan, 2012

 

lovely garden and so well maintained, not sure about the blue wall, a bit blue for me, im a more neutral coloured person haha, but love the pond area very much, cant wait to get my new pond in and maybe this will help, japanese style is cool :o))) look forward to next blog Dotty x

30 Jan, 2012

 

Now that is a fantastic garden. love the blue walls and the way she has used the rope over the wood. looking forward to the next instalment
sue

30 Jan, 2012

 

That lady could bottle her creativity and imagination and make a fortune! and nerve, too, come to that - how many people, having thoguht of a blue wall in the first place, would go through with it? It's not to everyone's taste, but it's certainly a striking feature - love the way it bends and curves to almost-enclose small areas.

lol you've got us agog for Part 2!

30 Jan, 2012

 

Wow from me as well ,love the Heuchera in that raised bed with the blue wall, which I really like :-))

31 Jan, 2012

 

Thanks to all for your lovely comments, I thought you would like it, I knew the blue would not be to everybody's taste, but it does work in this particular setting, there are still areas that Connie is working on, the tropical which I know will knock your socks off when she plants up this summer, she is a very talented lady and it is a pleasure to have her as a friend........the odd thing is, she loves our garden which is so totally different from hers, that's gardening for you!!
The second part is on now.......

31 Jan, 2012

 

lol say no more!

31 Jan, 2012

 

Although I `m not taken with the blue, I do think its fantastic and would love a wander around all the different rooms...

1 Feb, 2012

 

Wow, that garden is out of this world...Well done Connie,its beautiful, looking forward to the 2nd part.

2 Feb, 2012

 

Isn`t it great when people have the courage of their convictions, this is one very talented lady. Although for me the blue wall is a tad too far for others ists the bees knees and this is what gardening is all about. Can`t wait to see the next instalment.

3 Feb, 2012

 

Although not my style (lazy and scruffy) of gardening I can appreciate the the love and care which has gone in to this beautiful garden. It's fantastic being able to see all different types of gardens on here and I would love to wander round it and and take ideas from it to put in my own. Your friend Connie is a very talented gardener :-)

5 Feb, 2012

 

Oh how absolutely wonderful. I love every bit of it.

5 Feb, 2012

 

What a delightful garden ... I don't think I could live with the bright blue wall either ... but the planting is wonderful ... thanks for sharing this, Dotty ... :o)

6 Feb, 2012

 

i could look at this garden all day! just beautiful.

18 Feb, 2012

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