You can travel for hours to see a well-known garden but never ignore what is around the corner or what is going on in one of your friend’s garden.
We first visited Jane’s garden just after she had moved in and was still discovering new things. So now after a few years have passed by and plenty of hard work has been given to this patch we returned for another detailed look.
Jude opened up the wooden gate within the stone walls and we were greeted by beautiful woodland style planting to our left.
As we approached the house a colourful border sat in front of a seating area where we spotted the beginnings of Jane’s succulent collection, including this spoon-leaved cotyledon. We followed along the front path enjoying the border along the house wall, with its agastache, alstroemeria and eryngium.
Miss Wilmmott’s Ghost, Eryngium gigantium was popular with pollen-searching bees.
The garden opened up to reveal the side garden with its cotinus covered arches and colourful borders.
I shall finish off with this set of photographs which illustrate Jane’s artistic use of colour in the garden.