Posted: 24/09/2017 at 11:10
Went to visit two local gardens belonging to members of the Vendée gardening club on Friday. The first is owned by a vet who considers herself lucky if she can get her OH to cut the grass. Like last Sunday's first garden it's another case of beautiful and interesting plants but low maintenance on the weeding and pruning and general after care but she is time poor. She has some fine trees and shrubs and fruit trees including a pomegranate and several crab apples plus pears and apples, rambling and shrub roses and some interesting perennials and the biggest, most colourful phytolacca I've ever seen.
The second garden was started in 1983 when this couple, now retired, moved in. They are both artistic with her doing mosaics and him doing sculptures with found wood and metal but he has also learned to weld and made arbours and pergolas and a greenhouse, all from found or donated metal and glass. He has a collection of salvias in a wide range of colours and hangs epiphyte ferns from a fig tree.
There is a magnificent tree house but, most of all, the plants are varied and beautiful.
More pics in the Vendée gardens thread - http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/the-potting-shed/garden-visits---asphodele-group-vendee/1005596.html