The rear garden take two.

The first idea for the rear patch of garden, only looked at from the guests rooms, was to have a wild flower meadow. The wild flowers didn’t take and we ended up with just grass. Plan B was to get a proper design done and this included a set of steps up the retaining wall so we can access the garden from the lower garden area.

After a bit of a false start we had some help in the form of the garden designer and it was all sorted in a couple of weeks, from rough ground to planted up.

There is still a beech hedge to plant a little bit later but most of the plants are in.

The renovated garage to the rear has provided us with a lovely backdrop for the wisteria, called Black Dragon!

A mountain ash should vary the view up the village and provide some interest all year round.

We used blue slate which looks more purple than blue when wet. The main theme for planting is to cover ground and to be purple shades to black. Time will tell if we manage that at all.

ready for planting.

ready for planting.

Just the trees left to place.

Just the trees left to place.

Sandra McCarthy