Sunday, 16 July 2017

Garden

The last location on the garden tour was a small plot of land behind a bright blue country cottage. It was obvious that the owners are madly in love with their garden. It was a riot of flowers, shrubs, vegetables, mature trees, all accessed by flagstone walkways. A little pond with chubby goldfish. An enclosure for ducks and chickens. Even a busy beehive tucked away behind some shrubs by the back fence. Perhaps a harvest of honey and beeswax in the fall.


This wire trellis supports an arch of peas. Look closely and you'll see the maturing pea pods hanging. The little wooden bridge takes the path over the fishpond.
There was no wasted space in this tiny garden. Every piece of ground was put to good use, growing flowers, herbs or vegetables. And there were even plants for sale, but I have no room for more plants in my tiny front garden, although I'd love to have a garden like this. I'd be out in it every day, rain or shine.

This was my favourite garden of all the places on the tour. I loved the fact that it was so full of life and love of nature.

11 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

That is an absolutely GLORIOUS garden. Just the sort of place I would love to create.

Marie Smith said...

What a brilliant idea to put beans on the trellis. Paradise.

Revrunner said...

Enchanting.

Sheila said...

Gorgeous.
These country gardens always look so effortless, but need a lot of work.
The colour of those flowers against the blue wall is stunning!

Anvilcloud said...

It looks like a fine tour all in all. When I first put my hand to gardening, I went on a tour and got rather exasperated seeing garden after garden full of hostas. I mean, I have a couple of hostas, but ...

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh absolutely the best one Shammi! You can always tell when someone really loves their garden, there's a lot of work going on here ✨

Treey Stynes said...

Good post.

joared said...

Enjoying your garden photos. We don't have enough rain to support such greenery especially since watering had to be eliminated given drought conditions once any semblance of a rainy season ends here in U.S. Southern California.

stardust said...

I saw other gardens in the previous posts and this is my favorite garden, too. Similar ambiance with the English cottage garden which I like. Have happy summer days ahead.

Yoko

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Shammickite - the gardens look glorious ... I too would love one like that ... excellent to see - cheers Hilary

Angela said...

The flowers are beautiful! Indeed a great garden! We have a drought here so we need to water our plants more often.