An Autumn Visit to Jill and Steve’s Garden

Our gardening friends Jill and Steve have a wonderful long thin garden designed and planted as modern form of a cottage. It contains the main elements of a traditional cottage garden but it has strong design and well-thought out planting communities. It is enhanced by delightful little cameos, pieces of sculpture, found objects and planted containers all evidence to Jill’s creative flare.

We love their garden and have visited several times but never in the autumn, so an invitation to visit was happily accepted. We know that the tiny front garden will give us a warm welcome.

Jill and Steve met us as we entered the back garden having wandered down the side access to the rear garden. Here plants are cleverly placed to welcome us again. There was also on the patio nearby a collection of plants in containers all beautifully placed to make each look better.

In the main garden large central borders erupted with plants, mostly tall perennials and statuesque grasses. The side borders include shrubs, climbers and trees. The selection of plants, how they are placed and how they enhance each other is second to none. Jill has a keen eye for designing with plants. This is true whatever the season!

The first photo in the group below shows Steve’s clever viewing place trimmed into a box hedge, giving a great view back towards the house.

I will finish off my garden gallery of this great garden with this photo of the table display on the patio which makes relishing a good cup of coffee and a slice of cake even more delightful!

By greenbenchramblings

A retired primary school head teacher, I now spend much of my time gardening in our quarter acre plot in rural Shropshire south of Shrewsbury. I share my garden with Jude my wife a newly retired teacher , eight assorted chickens and a plethora of wildlife. Jude does all the heavy work as I have a damaged spine and right leg. We also garden on an allotment nearby. We are interested in all things related to gardens, green issues and wildlife.

2 replies on “An Autumn Visit to Jill and Steve’s Garden”

What a feast of plants and color combinations. Delightful to have friends who are such keen gardeners. (FYI, the past few weeks I’ve had trouble loading the photos on your blog page. Not sure why. Other sites do not seem to be taking longer. Perhaps the images are very large? It takes them a few minutes.)

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