I'm starting with a couple of shots taken from my upstairs windows. It gives a good impression of the section of the rear garden closest to the house and puts some of my other posts in context. As always, click to embiggen.
|Rear garden from the west bedroom window|
|Rear garden from the east bedroom window|
Coming back to ground level, the next set are of plantings around the central gravel circle.
Not quite a panoramic view but it will give a feeling for the plantings in here. I've plans for a few changes for next year though the structural plants will remain.
Hidden behind the Cordyline / bamboo screen is my little pool garden. This has really come on since I refurbished it last year.
|Pool garden being worked on June 2011|
|Pool garden at the beginning of August 2012|
Just for fun I thought I'd try my hand at a more aerial shot. No convenient upper story windows here so the shot was taken by attaching the camera and wide angle lens to a monopod, hoisting this as far up as I could (about 10ft/ 3metres) and triggering the shots using a wired remote. Not the easiest thing in the world - so I won't show all the failures. But it's an interesting technique and allows me to show the crown of my Dicksonia antarctica tree fern in front of Camellia 'Cornish Snow'. The large leaved plant on the left is Hedychium 'Stephen'. This should be in flower in the next couple of weeks.
|Overhead shot of pool garden|
|The little shade house - looking quite colourful in early August|
|The 'red' border|