This outhouse belongs to our next door neighbour and I have tried painting it to make it look OK but the wall needs repair really. I have just bought a clematis to ramble over it instead - that is a bit of a girly answer to the problem isn't it?
Our own wall runs along next doors boundary and we had this rebuilt about 5 years ago. I like the mix of shade loving plants here.
There are corners of greatness that are absolutely nothing to do with me. This fern comes every year in the background of the the self seeded aquilegia. This part of the garden is on the lower section so you can see through to that outhouse in the background.
This is my favourite aquilegia of all. It is called 'strawberries and cream' isn't it just stunning? I try to collect seeds every year and give them to as many people as possible. My mum has grown some successfully from my seed.
In front of the fern I have a little collection of pots. At this time of year they have lillies in. I swap about six pots over and over depending on the time of year. I usually plant up the pedestal pot with fuschia and trailing things but I was a bit short of cash this year so have gone for a rocket salad bowl.
These herbaceous iris are fantastic but I sometimes miss them in bloom because we always go away in Whit May week but they are just great at the moment. My neighbour was digging them up and throwing them away about four years ago!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The pink, blue, purple palette runs from the very front with the chives to the back with the iris over the whole garden. (remember, I am frightened of yellow, so none of that here)
You would think from the photos I have a massive garden, I do not. This is it from above, warts and all: shed, greenhouse, cars and water butt.
The top garden which is slightly raised up from the lower one is the grassy play patch with chickens and playhouse round to the right. So there we are, a little garden tour to delight.
After a bit of salad sowing and light weeding I sat a while on the slabs and watched the bees.
Happy Gardening. Jo xx