The garden has a wide shrub/perennial border, a tiny pond, lots of frogs, many new roses, a grassy area and a recently built conservatory, from which we can sit in all weathers and look out over our garden. Look out for jokey plant labels, which we hope might make you smile.
At the ends of the ropes are 3 scented climbing roses, in the process of being trained to make a garland effect to border the seating area. This is a shady spot early in the day but has full sun later, if we gardeners ever find time to sit and enjoy the garden. Beyond the low fence and an arch wreathed in clematis you will find the vegetable garden.
Three raised beds were constructed from scaffolding boards. Old wooden pallets, a tin bath, old crates lined with permeable fabric were used as vegetable containers. Our grandsons improvised a fruit cage from timber lengths and netting.
As well as fruit-gobbling blackbirds, we have squirrels, a visiting cat, slugs etc to contend with. This year, we concentrated on growing as many vegetables as possible. The pallet allows the strawberries to be held above ground level, in the hope of outwitting slugs.
Ollie the Owl overlooks the hostas and agapanthus in pots, beneath a living willow arch, recently planted and thriving. This is the area we grandly named The Shrubbery, which was greatly desired by The Knights who say “Ni” (Monty Python and the Holy Grail).
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East Bridgford, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom