Sunday, 17 May 2009

The Garden (work in progress)

A Pictorial tour of the garden.
Taken today.





12 comments:

EB said...

Interesting! I love the changes of level, they break it up nicely. And all the nooks and crannies and things to look at. And lots of proper shrubby plants, and statues and things - it's got everything!

mlc said...

Very beautiful garden and very nice photography. Thank you for sharing. The term Kitchen Garden caught my eye. I like that better than Potager,--don't know if they are actually different. One of my favorite books is Charleston Kedding..A History of Kitchen Gardening. When I bought it I was looking for a resource on early American or colonial kitchen gardens. It has little to do with that..but I love it anyway.

Maureen said...

EMILY, thanks for the comments. I actually hated the different levels when we moved in years ago. I have never yet had a garden on one level, and always wanted one. I now enjoy the challenge, and the nooks and crannies.

MIC, thanks for visiting and for the comments. I think the difference is that a Potager has a mix of flowers, herbs and vegetables all in the same large area. and traditionally the kitchen garden just had veg, not 100% sure though.
here's a link that you might enjoy reading http://property.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/property/gardens/article3451493.ece

Jo said...

What a lovely garden. I love all the little quirky things that you have dotted around. I think things like these make a place your own. I'm very envious of your summer house (or beach house).

Kella said...

Its so bright and welcoming and its not even June as yet.

The statue of the ring of children is stealable :)

Joanne said...

Lovely photos and everything so well tamed.

Maureen said...

JO thanks for the comments. I love my summerhouse which I have done up like a beach hut, in fact the whole area around it is made up like the beach. Trouble is what with the allotment and the garden to tend I didn't get much time to enjoy it last year, so maybe this year !!
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KELLA thank you. It was raining first thing this morning and these photo's were taken a little while after it stopped, so everything looked fresh. The little ring of people is a candle holder, there is a cup in the middle for the candle, it looks a bit spooky at night when candle-glow shines on them. It's called a friendship ring and was from wyevale garden centre.
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JOANNE, it wasn't so well tamed last year, it was a bit neglected due to getting my allotment. I think have it back on track (almost).

Scattered Gardener said...

Everything is looking very good in your garden today! Love this time of year, all so full of promise.
Do come and visit mine - I was busy potting up planters last week, quite proud of the results...

Maureen said...

Hello SCATTERED GARDENER, thanks for the comment. I had a look at your blog. The pots and the basket are going to look great when they are all in full bloom. The rows of lettuces are impressive too.

Prospero said...

Your colorful multi-sized pots, signs, and garden sculptures are very inviting. The plants look healthy, full and lush. Every frame is a delight. The wheelbarrow with flowers is a real showstopper.

How's your corn? It's still very dry here. Remember that rain I got! It was about 1/4 inch and it hasn't rained since. Help. Can you do a rain dance?

Maureen said...

PROSPERO, hello and thank you for the kind comments. My corn is being hardened off and is going to be planted out at the week-end just as soon as I have prepared the bed for them.
I will certainly try to do a rain dance (when no-one's looking ha ha)
but don't blame me if you get terrible weather !!! I really hope yours survive the dry spell.

dinzie said...

Great Garden - Lovely Pictures ..

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