One of my many beautiful acers. You cannot beat these little trees for colour.
Valerian and Elder against a blue sky.....I love it.
Rosa Rugosa. I have planted this amongst hedging. It is dripping in buds waiting to burst. One is out already. I love the smell of this rose, and many insects are drawn to it.
Evening sunshine brings shadows to the garden and adds a softness to the scene.
This is my woodland walk. In a few years from now when the trees mature this will be a special area of the garden. Isn't it wonderful to stand back and think I did this, just me and me alone.
This is an island bed, one of three. It is planted with cardoon, lupins, day lillies, oriental poppies and much much more. It looks lovely in full flower, all the supports etc will be hidden by then.
This area has been planted over the last few years. It is full of trees and flowering shrubs. The underplanting consists mainly of daffodils and wild flowers. There is nothing formal about my garden. I live in open countryside and have tried to fit my garden in,with what surrounds me. It is wild, but it takes a lot of hard work and effort to keep it that way. I maintain this garden myself, without any help. All planting, digging, pruning etc etc is done by me. I am really proud of what I have achieved here, it was a sad garden when I came. It is now full of life, flowers, dozens of trees but most of all it has a quietness, a calming effect, and I know deep down that my soul is here. I am a very contented lady.