What's near the end of the path?
Remember the photo that started people asking what was at the end of the path? Yes, this one.
I wrote a blog to take you for a short walk along the path to the end, across the bridge and along my side border. I told you that I had forgotten to point out what was to be seen at each side as we went! Well, before you cross the wooden bridge, there are some stepping stones to your right.
If you walk carefully down the stepping stones you will see Hostas, two Spiraeas, grasses, and a new tiny but healthy Contorted Hazel. You might remember that this area was called my ‘boring corner’ last spring – and I did something about it!
I took out loads and loads of Ivy and raised the crown of the Pittosporum tree growing behind the summer house. Then I asked for advice about ferns because I wanted to plant the area under the tree with these graceful plants. This was the first time that I really came into contact with Grenville! He gave me some valuable advice about which types of fern were the most suitable – I wanted evergreen varieties to keep the interest all the year round.
At the end of the stepping stones, you come to the back of my wide border. So let’s just retrace our steps and go back to the bridge. I am not showing you the view to the right – it’s not our garden, it’s a farm field and there are often cows in the stream. Unfortunately, the field is not a pretty sight, as it is a dumping ground for old farm equipment, bales of hay and so on. To the left, though, looking over the top of the Honeysuckle, there’s a view down the stream in my garden.
This is the area we call ‘The Crescent’ and you can probably see that it’s lower than the rest of the garden. When the stream comes up after heavy rain, this area has been known to flood! I hope it doesn’t do it again this year – once was enough, as you may recall! So there you are. You’ve visited a little more of my garden – I hope you enjoyed the tour. Maybe I’ll take you somewhere else another time.
- 8 Aug, 2008
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