Posted: 03/06/2013 at 21:38
Hehe it's a shot from google maps
Here goes.. work very much in progress, and in newcastle we're a bit behind still got apple blossem hehe.
This is the view down the garden, it's a fair slope, and very exposed on the top of the valley.
I've dug out beds inbetween the buttresses as the back of the house, this is a north west wall, so pretty shady, until about 4/5pm that is, you can see the famous lime heuchera under the bleeding hearts. It's fairly damp so also have geraniums and astilbes in there.
My pride and joy hehe
Small veg/herb plot, would like another couple of beds.. next job..
This is the south end of the garden so full sun all day, i've gone for a hot border, so have icelandic poppies, sunflowers, crocosmia, knopifia, to name but a few. As well as some winter colour with a couple of dogwoods, that can cope with the exposed nature until stuff gets established, such as my full length cotoniester hedge to the left side.
Generally i'm going for true cottage garden, i have flowers mixed in with fruit like blueberries, gooseberries, raspberries, etc. I've planted various fruit trees, cherries, plums, pears and apples. And i'm trying to establish some nice climbers for the pergoda.
Oh and i applogise for the grass.. the lawnmower conked out half way through doing it yesterday!