London Garden

I am finding it hard to leave the garden to grow, but I feel it needs to settle down without me interfering this year.

A corner of the London garden
A corner of the London garden
A small jungle of Dogwood, Japanese Anemone, and Deschampsia
A small jungle of Dogwood, Japanese Anemone, and Deschampsia
Ajuga, Libertia, Aquilegias, and Stipa Tenuissima - something will have to give at some point!
Ajuga, Libertia, Aquilegias, and Stipa Tenuissima – something will have to give at some point!

New London Garden

As far back as 2005 the garden in London was slowly turning into wilderness as I spent longer periods in South Africa.

By 2014 it was a wilderness, and uncomfortable and unwelcoming, if you could find your way into its hidden corners! ‘Romantic’ in some ways, but no longer inviting.

It was time to start again.

October 2014
October 2014
February 2015
February 2015
1 June 2015
1 June 2015

 

 

 

 

London Garden Makeover – the front garden

The house has a very narrow front ‘garden’ and by clearing it step by step it became clear a radical change is needed. Once the ivy had been cut down we could properly see the railings, and their pretty ending at pavement level, but clearly those posts and the chain need to go. The railings and the wall will have to be painted, and the vitis cognitiae will be cut down to the level of the painted wall. I am planning a box hedge.

Front garden makeover
Front garden makeover
Front garden makeover
Front garden makeover
Front garden makeover
Front garden makeover

Garden Makeover – the Steps Beds

There is a small bed outside the steps leading from the dining into the garden and it has sun most of the day – probably the warmest place in the garden! The planting, however, has to be low to let light into the dining room.

 And on the other side of the bed steps lead into the ‘fernery’ with another small bed against the new fence – and a sunny spot!