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Hello I'm Janey and have a very old walled garden which came with the cottage we bought 8 years ago, after spending the 6 previous years restoring an old olive farm in Cataluyna Spain.
The wall to the left of the garden is clothed with Ivy, Honeysuckle, lots of spring flowering Clematis and Golden Hop. The other side of the garden has a high sandstone wall belonging to the pub next door and is quite shady, I have planted a wall Hydrangea and a red Paul's scarlet Rambling Rose by it with a white Mrs. Jackman Clematis scrambling through, these being very happy with the lack of sunlight there.
My favourite small trees in the garden are an unusual Laburno/cytisus which flowers in 3 different colours, a beautiful standard Tamarix tetandra, and my very early flowering weeping cherry, Snow Showers.
Later in the autumn I'll be planting lots of tulips in any spare places for a riot of colour next spring.

Latest photos

  • Baby Aleks!
  • For Gnarly - Face of the Hoverfly/Bee
  • Bee enjoying the mild spell (Hebe decumbens)
  • Pieris  Bonfire (Pieris japonica (Lily of the valley bush))

Latest blogs

She's here!! 😍

Posted on 22 Mar, 2016 33 comments

February Garden

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Cotoneaster Cornubia

Posted on 12 Jan, 2016 17 comments

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Joined in Jul 2008

Country: England

County: Lincolnshire