We often take a wander along the lane through our village of Plealey until we reach almost the last house of all, and this is owned and the garden gardened by owner Jane. We love to visit each others gardens. This post looks at what we saw along the way there and back to either side of us.
Some views are of neighbours’ gardens others are created by Mother Nature along the roadside and hedgerows. This first group of four shows the plant sales table on our drive, the Sambucus ‘Black Beauty’, A Fuschia ‘Hawkshead’ and the community box that we plant and maintain.
The next set of 4 photos shows a hedge draped in perennial sweetpeas, a miniature rose in a gateway, a mature White Beam and white flowers in the hedgerow.
Then we moved onto the next set of four photos showing a well-clipped mixed native hedge, an old gate post, wild roses and a tiny flowered native.
These following four photos show an old garden gate, a ladybird larva on a nettle leaf, a purple wildflower and Jude reaching Jane’s garden gate.
We enjoy several hours in the company of Jane and her garden before we returned home along a slightly different route. (Jane’s garden will have a post to itself). For now let’s get back to our lane and its hedges.
A lovely seed head of a grass, a nettle, anchusa and a bramble flower.
So here now are the final few photos taken on our walkaround. We have a blue and yellow patch of flowers in a front garden, a scented privet bush and a golden variegated large leaved ivy, possibly ‘Paddy’s Pride’.
It is amazing if you take your camera or smart phone with you as you wander close to home you will see things you would otherwise ignore.
A post will appear soon all about Jane’s garden.