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Hello I'm Janey and have a very old walled garden which came with the cottage we bought 8 years ago, after spending the 6 previous years restoring an old olive farm in Cataluyna Spain.
The wall to the left of the garden is clothed with Ivy, Honeysuckle, lots of spring flowering Clematis and Golden Hop. The other side of the garden has a high sandstone wall belonging to the pub next door and is quite shady, I have planted a wall Hydrangea and a red Paul's scarlet Rambling Rose by it with a white Mrs. Jackman Clematis scrambling through, these being very happy with the lack of sunlight there.
My favourite small trees in the garden are an unusual Laburno/cytisus which flowers in 3 different colours, a beautiful standard Tamarix tetandra, and my very early flowering weeping cherry, Snow Showers.
Later in the autumn I'll be planting lots of tulips in any spare places for a riot of colour next spring.

Latest photos

  • Blustery and wet outside..
  • Busy border (Cephalaria gigantea (Giant scabious))
  • Golden showers
  • Hebe salicifolia (Hebe salicifolia)

Latest blogs

South facing Salvia border.

Posted on 1 Jul, 2020 48 comments

In the Pink

Posted on 13 Jun, 2020 9 comments

Mums Camellia

Posted on 28 Mar, 2020 25 comments

Latest questions

Can anyone tell me the name of this plant please

Asked on 5 Jul, 2020 5 replies

Hi everyone

Asked on 2 Sep, 2018 4 replies

What else

Joined in Jul 2008

Country: England

County: Lincolnshire