The garden is truly a delight .. whatever the time of year. You will always find plants in flower. In the warmer months you will be able to sit outside and relax … perhaps with a glass of wine?
The Back Garden
I took the picture below just a few months after putting in the plants. The obelisks now have roses and clematis growing up them!
This is a lovely place to take a rest. You will be able to hear the mill stream which runs just behind the back garden.
The Front Garden
If you would like to meet some of the neighbours I suggest sitting out at the front of the cottage. Local people are friendly and ready to say ‘hello’.
The many flowering plants attract butterflies and bees – especially in sunny weather! In my photo below you can see a comma butterfly on Verbena Bonariensis.
There is a right of way running past the back of the cottages – typical of the 1850’s. You may see the postman – as all the cottages have a letterbox at the back!
Small children need to be supervised outside as although the garden is fenced, there is a steep bank behind it going down to the stream.
If you are a plant lover you will find many gardens open to the public that you can visit.