The whole plot covers about half an acre and is divided by the house into four areas each with its own special challenges…..
The East facing back garden is where most of the flowers grow.
Next to the garage you can see our Japanese garden.
We also have a patio area and rockery sloping down from the house to this back garden.
At the other side of the house,the west facing front garden is sloping and in the shade of some magnificent large trees. These are lovely, but at various times of the year cover the whole garden in leaf cases, beech nuts and shells , sycamore wings and in the Autumn a trillion leaves. We have never managed to get much more than moss to grow here, but have recently had a new fence and I am trying to get some plants growing beside it.
The north side of the house is as expected very shady, but the house border is quite damp so ideal for more woodland plants. We have a very dry raised bed here also, but problems with conifer roots have prevented much success here.
To read more about my garden throughout the year please visit my archives.