A warm weekend in the middle of July saw us driving towards the Shropshire and Staffordshire border to visit an NGS open garden.
Little did we know how small the garden was. The driveway seemed quite long for an estate house but when we went into the back garden we were quite surprised. We could see the whole garden in one view, just mixed plant borders around a tiny lawn just big enough to accommodate a small bistro set at its centre.
Unperturbed I set about taking some photos to try to find points of interest. Here they are. Coffee and cake stretched our visit to half an hour!
We certainly appreciated the lilies and roses.
The lilies and roses are integrated into the mixed borders around the lawn. In amongst them are lots of perennials and occasional biennials.
A few interesting little touches gave the borders a lift.
So we did enjoy this little garden after all and it goes to show that give a patch a chance and there be more to it than expected.