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A Walk Around My Garden

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I never seem to get time to blog but as things are slowly calming down in the garden, I’ve found I have a little more time lately. I’ve taken pictures as I walked around today, there arent many close-ups, its more of a general tootle round. We will set off from the house ……

Now we head towards part of the woodland.

We have a path that runs behind the pond.

Through the dogwoods you can view the back of the pond.

More woodland.

Then we come to the front of the pond.

Now through the pine trees back towards the greenhouse.

I have 6 Betula utilis var. jacquemontii ‘Silver Shadow’ planted here, should look good in years to come.

Are you getting bored yet?

Then we have tomatoes and cucumbers, I grow them in separate greenhouses for obvious reasons.

Now we head to the pool and surrounding area.


Pool pergola.

Now back towards more garden.

Here is our clump of bamboo – hard to see from the photos but we’ve made a little path through it.

Here we have the brook with ligularia, then we’ll go back over the railways sleeper bridge to more garden.

Acer griseum

More garden ….

Cornus alternifolia argentea – just had to get one of these after seeing AndrewR’s.

Heading home now.

Back home, time for a cup of tea!

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Oh my goodness Da, I had no idea you had such a large garden complete with wood, pond and pool. It must be wonderful with all the different areas. Lucky you! :o)

12 Sep, 2015

 

Hi Shirely, haha, yes, keeps me out of mischief.

12 Sep, 2015

 

Thanks for a trip around the estate , Dawn .
All looking lovely , it must take you and a small army to keep it all trim . No wonder that you haven't had much time to blog !!
More than a cup if tea needed I should think .

12 Sep, 2015

 

How wonderful,Dawn..I'm not surprised you are kept so busy! I really enjoyed the tour,and how pristine it all looks..Do you look after it all yourself? I love all the different areas too...thanks for sharing :o)

12 Sep, 2015

 

Hello Driad, Bloomer. You are too kind. Its a labour of love and I spend all my spare time out there. OH mows and constructs and does any jobs I can't do but I do everything else. The woodland was just a field 13 years ago, the pond didn't exist until 11 years ago, nor the swimming pool (OH is a clever engineer and created the pool). The garden in the latter picks was an overgrown jungle 4 years ago :-) oh and I work two full days a week.

12 Sep, 2015

 

Wow it's lovely Dawn, I have Silver Shadow and a Cornus argentea they are both lovely :-)

12 Sep, 2015

 

I am staggered. I was sure you must have SOME help out there. Blimey, you make me look very lazy indeed. I complain about all the weeding I have to do here! Mine is miniscule in comparison. But it is absolutely beautiful and taking a stroll around it must be such a joy. I bet the birdsong is wonderful. How long have you lived there Dawn? You've done an incredible job, both of you :))

12 Sep, 2015

 

Thanks Daylily. Whoo, does you're Silver Shadow have stunning white bark yet. I'm told it can take years before it appears.

I've never done a blog of the whole thing before.

Hi Karen, you never have a minute either. Please bear in mind mine isn't immaculate like yours. Yes, lots of birds but no sparrows ;) we get buzzards high up in the sky and the other day I heard a thud and a headless small chicken like bird was in the grass, the buzzard had dropped his catch. We've been here 18 years and like yours was, pretty much a blank canvas. Love it here. Lots more planned in my head for the future.

12 Sep, 2015

 

Amazing! a headless chicken! lol! :)) Mine isn't immaculate either :))

12 Sep, 2015

 

Wow that is fantastic Dawn, I enjoyed the stroll around so many beautiful areas you must get so much enjoyment from it, worth all your hard work;0))

13 Sep, 2015

 

Hi dawn yes it does its been in about 4-5 years I have put a couple of photos on one in my last blog and one on page 5 of my photos from last year :-)

13 Sep, 2015

 

Its looking great Dawn love the pathway through the bamboo you ve made. May be one day if I get a car I ll take you up on that invite to see it all especially your stream and woodland.

13 Sep, 2015

 

I'm so glad that you had the time to show us round . . . what an absolutely amazing garden you two have made! When will you be opening to the public (aka GoY members) please?!

13 Sep, 2015

 

Gosh Dawn in all these years I don't remember ever seeing all of your garden/estate, lol, its absolutely lovely and you can certainly hide away if needs be can't you, you don't need to leave home for a wander in the countryside do you as its all there.
I really enjoyed my tour, thankyou..

13 Sep, 2015

 

What a wonderful, wonderful garden Dawn. So many great areas to look at. We would use a pool here for skating so I am jealous of the weather too. :0)

13 Sep, 2015

 

Oh Wow Dawn fantastic!!!!,I don't know how you keep all that looking so good you must be out there every spare minute, lovely borders and some wonderful specimen trees, well done :-)

13 Sep, 2015

 

Dawn, after seeing this blog ,I got out there and weeded today and now my hidden corner is looking spick and span again! I also had a look at my tiny Silver Shadows and noticed that one of them has about 2" of white-ish bark forming at the base! So that's progress! :) I have three and they are planted a foot apart to give the effect of a multi-stemmed Birch. I am so glad they have all grown and established well. They are now about 4' tall...lol!

13 Sep, 2015

 

Wow Dawn, its like the garden of a stately home! How on earth do you manage to do that all by yourself? Its fabulous.

13 Sep, 2015

 

I'm blown away by your comments. I kind of take it for granted, personally love it but I do have a lot of areas that need attention but learn to accept there are only so many hours in a day.
Daylily, I've viewed your blog and your Betula looks amazing, cannot wait for mine to look as good.
3d, Sheila and all goyers, you are more than welcome, anytime :) Karen, if you make the journey south again, and you venture this far down, pop in, would be great and will take you to Bluebell Arboretum, you could meet Jason and you would love it.
Yes Lin, its all private here, just how i like it. Linda, wish we had better summers so the pool was used more.Stera, the garden is getting easier as the years go by, as it establishes and I do enjoy the winter rest but by February I'm chomping at the bit again.

13 Sep, 2015

 

Dawn its looking amazing..no wonder you dont have time to blog much...love your path through the bamboo, envious that your OH looks after the grass, a greenhouse full of cucumber! who eats all them....:-)

14 Sep, 2015

 

Hiiiii Sandra! How you doing? You will be pleased to hear, no blight this year. Did you see we used your raised bed idea for the tomatoes, did you have a good crop? John put electric trace heating in the beds so the toms feet are nice and warm. I appreciate your advice. We eat loads of salad, I pick the cuc's when small and sweet. Yes, mowing aporeciated. Look what you have to do with all your space! Busy girls aren't we.

14 Sep, 2015

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Amy
 

I've really enjoyed my walk with you round your amazing garden Dawn ,your monkey puzzle tree has grown it looks much healthier than ours we've lost several bottom branches ,Ronnie or Roxy not sure which enjoying the last of the summer sunshine ,I have to tell you I pinched a tomato when you weren't looking ,delicious ! and now I'm ready for that cup of tea x

15 Sep, 2015

 

busy but happy Dawn....i grew less tomatoes this year and used the space for runners peas and onions. the tomatoes were soo late ripening but we seem to be getting somewhere at last. bet yours enjoyed having warm feet...do you think they cropped earlier?

i have been the strimmer queen here today. i just love doing the paths.

15 Sep, 2015

 

Bless you Amy. You can help yourself to anything. That was Ron on the first pic. We now just call him Mr or Mr Boy, not sure how it evolved. Amy, the monkey puzzle naturally lose their bottom branches, we cut ours off before they go brown.
Hi Sandra. Hope your peas and onions did well. I was a bit late getting the toms in but I will get them in earlier now were all set up next year. I think the ripening is more down to the sun but they've certainly been happy with warm feet in past years when it's been cold and wet in the summer, the plants have stayed dormant but this year they be continued thriving, look so green, strong and healthy. The heater has been on some days, until lunchtime, so it proves its needed. Only a couple of 100 watts, the solar panels help :). Happy ripening, the days are getting shorter, mine still have lots of fruit. Like you Sandra, always busy but happy. Good luck strumming. We've been tree felling, all good fun.

16 Sep, 2015

 

A big Wow ! I have always fancied a bit of a woodland your's would do me fine :-) well done on looking after it yourself that way it's as you like it now in my seventies I get loads of offers to mow my lawn (grandsons bless them ) but no one does it to suit me ! silly billy but that's how we gardeners are don't forget to sit and enjoy your lovely garden .

17 Sep, 2015

 

Hi Kidsgran, thank you. We set the trees 13 years ago. Small whips then in bunches of 25, now they are 20 feet tall. You're right, I feel better doing it myself, rather than having help. Now about enjoying it, well there we have a problem, if I sit, I see jobs that need doing. A glass of wine in the evening sun usually does the trick though ;-)

17 Sep, 2015

 

I am impressed as well Dawnsaunt. Wonderful diversity of plants and beautiful landscape.

17 Sep, 2015

 

That's nice of you to say Klah. Thanks

17 Sep, 2015

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