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Photographic tour August 2011

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This is a tour of the garden taken at the beginning of August 2011.

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The front garden.


By the side of the house


Across the Crevice garden


Raised beds of Alpines


Down the Rock Garden


River garden left


River garden right


Purple Cotinus


Lily pond in the Hidden Garden


The rest of the Hidden Garden


Back up the Rock Garden


Entrance to the Yellow border


The Vista


Straight view down the Vista


Across the Sedum Scree


The Yellow border path


Across the Lollipop lawn


Across the Lollipop lawn to the pond


More of the Yellow border


The Gazebo in the Wood


Looking out of the Wood


The New Crevice garden


Along the Boulder bank


From the Trip Trap Bridge to the Summer House


The Wild life pond


Ben and the Boulder bank


Raised bed of dwarf Acers


Summer House patio back to the Pond


Slate bed and Arbour


More of the Slate bed


Along the Shrub bank


The Pergola from the end of the Vista


The Vista from the Swing seat


The cobbled path behind the Swing seat


New path into the Hornbeam Arbour


Alpine growing area.


Small alpine growing area


From the Hornbeam arbour through the old Prairie


From the Pergola along the path to the house


Back down the Pergola


Roadside border and New Forest bed


More of the Roadside and New forest path


And more of it


Field Gate lawn


Bill and Alison’s Arches


The Boulder


The view from the Field gate


Another view from the Field gate


Back along the Old Prairie and New Forest beds


The Gravel Garden


Veg in the tunnel


Alpine House right


Alpine House left


Ferns in the Shade garden


Greenhouse right


Greenhouse left


The Crevice Garden


Raised beds of alpines


Rock garden under the Cherry tree


Vegetable garden


Another view of the Gravel Garden


More Vegetables and Fruit cage


Top of the Alpine Lawn


Bottom of the Alpine Lawn


The New Crevice garden


Top of the Boulder bank

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Now that is a real gardeners delight!! lots of work but what a lovely place to explore and spend time in.

9 Jan, 2012

 

What a great tour of your garden.A very large area to tend,but must give you immense pleasure and rewards.Will look forward to the spring and summer photos this year.

9 Jan, 2012

 

Wow - it's massive!

9 Jan, 2012

 

Lovely and it sure is massive....:>)

9 Jan, 2012

 

Wow Owdboggy that is my ideal garden, I love it, places to explore, I always think its great when one has to find what is in a garden rather than having everything showing at first glance.
Thankyou for the tour, I enjoyed it, added to favs..

9 Jan, 2012

 

great way to keep a record of the garden too, a good time to do same for my garden although it is tiny compared with this.

9 Jan, 2012

 

Huge, beautiful and not a weed in sight - just a question - what do you do in all your spare time???

9 Jan, 2012

 

I'm well impressed - you have a huge garden with so much creativity we could all visit there and you would never see any of again. Wonderful wonderful :-))))). Owdboggy have you ever considered the NGS? if not you should your garden is so interesting and a credit to you.

9 Jan, 2012

 

Wow, OB, that is one heck of a garden!

10 Jan, 2012

 

The garden is about 3/4 of an acre, but the pictures make it look bigger. Having said that I am told that the full tour takes about 2 hours and all day if you are into plants and wish to discuss them in detail.
Bill and Ben are very happy to escort favoured visitors around as long as they sit on the Swing with them for a while.
There are plenty of weeds, just not obvious in the pictures.
We do not take part in the NGS scheme as I could not take the stress. We had a coach party from our local AGS group a couple of years back and I was ill for weeks before and after the event.
In my spare time we go to AGS plant shows, National Trust properties, Nurseries and read a lot. Much of the garden is designed and planted to be as low maintenance as possible. One advantage of being unemployable and now retired is that we have a fair amount of time to spend in the garden.
We have a good set of photographs of the garden almost from day 1 (16 years ago) right up to the present. I can recommend keeping a photographic record of anyone's garden, fascinating to look back.

10 Jan, 2012

 

Should also add that the design evolved rather than was made first and is a combination of my agoraphobia and my wife's love of open spaces.

10 Jan, 2012

 

some places to enjoy and work with there, nice blog

10 Jan, 2012

 

its a wonderful testament to your hard work and creativity, thanks for putting it on here.

10 Jan, 2012

 

Beautiful garden, I love it.

10 Jan, 2012

 

That is a big garden (compared to mine). Looks like a full time job but well worth it.

11 Jan, 2012

 

Lovely and huge garden. How do you have timer to do anything but garden? :^)

15 Jan, 2012

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