This is a very picture heavy post!
Mum has finally opened her garden to some local gardening clubs and the NGS next year. She has worked on the same garden for over thirty years, although it has taken many forms in that time.
When my brother, sister and I were young she used to grow much more vegetables and we had a big lawn to play on with swings and even the climbing frame that our primary school chucked out as they deemed it unsafe!
Now the garden is divided up into different areas, with two ponds, a stream, BBQ area, raised beds, parterre, even an area for the grandchildren with a sandpit and a veg bed for them to grow things in.
|BBQ area added last year, we built the patio years ago using the old slabs that used to be the floors inside the house|
|The fencing I put up earlier this year - looks really lovely with things growing up it now.|
|The pond was added about 15 years ago|
|veggies in the raised beds|
|The Brick garden shed that took a few years to build and finish - finished it last year but started it about 3 years ago!|
|The stream - mum added this some years ago and everyone who sees it thinks it's natural!|
|Second pond at the bottom of the stream|
|Stream with the oak bridge that my brother made for her|
|Greenhosue and lawn|
|The walled garden area was built to separate the farm yard from the garden|
Thirty years of hard work and constant design and development have created a beautiful space, she spends every spare minute in there and it's not difficult to see where my passion for growing has come from! I like the fact that each year she adds something new whilst maintaining everything else,
Let me know what you think.