Let me take you on a little trip around my garden...
Well, I now have a garden path!
And a very wibbly wobbly hedge, I really need to improve my topiary skills ;) I'm thinking this will be a great hungry caterpillar, I will under plant it with something colourful.
I'm really pleased with how the top garden has developed. It reflects the studio perfectly. It's in a more formal, modern style than I'm used too, but I shall plant in an informal way to balance it out. It will help in terms of my mobility, and also little dogs that like to eat plants! There's going to be another Agriframe arch over the bench...and a smaller one at the beginning of the path.
You can really see the slope in the the lawn here, it would have cost so much more to have had it completely levelled, actually I quite like it. The beds have been positioned back from the retaining wall, otherwise I think it would have looked too oppressive for the lower potager garden.
The plants are being held in a nursery bed, until they can be planted. This summer we will replace (that's the Royal We) all the grass with slate.
My dahlia bed...nothing! Oh only a rouge potato.
The view up the garden. Two of the beds will be flowers and the rest vegetables and fruit. Down the side of the path I've put a collection of pots with all sorts of stuff in them. I might change the contents depending on the season, or I might just plant lots of lavender into the soil.
Baby verbena, I want a garden full of them.
And this is where my greenhouse will go, it will be arriving at the end of the summer. I'm beyond excited. It's a traditional brick and wood one, with a cold frame. It will mean I can still garden in all weathers, and have more early spring flowers.
Hope you enjoyed your visit. There's still only little bits of colour but it's starting to take shape. I'm pleased with the structure, the bones of the garden, it's now time to colour it in! I've been very fluid with the design, very nearly drove Mr Landscape mad, I've changed things so much. It's the way I work, I have a general idea, but then change it and adapt as I go along. I have an outline, now for the filling in bit.
So what will May bring...
Well I'm hoping warmer weather!
Lots of potting on in the greenhouse.
Putting the veg out into their position in the garden.
Install the arches, and plant the climbers.
Start to fill the raised beds in the top garden.
Decide on the patio furniture, I'm thinking settee and chairs for the top patio and a little bistro table on the bottom one, to catch that early morning sunshine.
Thank you for all the super comments on my last post. I rested a lot this week and I'm starting to recover. Next Friday I'm off for a couple of nights to Venice with some brilliant ladies, so I need to be very careful, and conserve as much energy as possible. I'm very excited...again!
What are you up to in your garden? Please let me know!
Amanda :) xxx