Thursday, May 3, 2012

Early May garden views

The garden is now beginning to wake from its winter dormancy - though there is still lots of bare earth.  Since this time last year I've put in a lot of work on refurbishing and replanting after the previous harsh winters.  There is still a long way to go; desirable plants often don't grow as rapidly as we might wish and I don't have the budget to buy large specimens.  No matter.  Here's some views of the rear garden as it looks today.  Bear in mind it's only about 30 x 55ft / 9 x 16metres.  If it looks far bigger blame the photographer and his use of an ultrawide 12-24mm Tokina lens on a Canon 400D.  As always, click the pictures to embiggen.

Looking across from the sitting area

View across the gravel circle from the little shade house

The path down to the little pool garden by the shade house

Steps down to the pool garden

The small pool garden.  Tree fern on right just on point of producing this year's fronds.  Still a lot of replanting needed for this area.

Looking back towards the little shade house
And yes, that is a gnome sitting on the pool surround.  My younger granddaughter has a lot to answer for!


  1. Everything is really shaping up for the season and looks lovely.

    Cher Sunray Gardens

  2. The garden's looking good! I like the way you divided it into different sections that makes you go on a journey.

  3. Thanks for the comments Cher. It will fill out even further during May but I've still got a lot of gaps to fill. Your own garden is looking in good shape for the warmer weather to come.

    Thanks Mark and Gaz: When I planned the garden (after a few false starts!) the main aim was to prevent the whole garden being visible from any single point. By dividing it up and having hidden areas, even a small garden can be made to look a lot bigger.