Sheila & Mike
About Sheila & Mike's Garden
The garden was surrounded by very thick Leylandii hedge, with some very tall trees in one corner, when we moved here 15 years ago. As we dug we encountered many flints, drain pipes, and general household broken pottery and glass. So in 2010 we decided to remove the hedge and see if we could get any thing to grow. We later found out three cottages had been demolished in the garden!
Over the years it has developed into a higgledy piggledy wild cottage garden. Every year is different, some things delightful and others a pain. The worst word in my vocabulary is 'ground elder'! Takes more of my time than anything. Various shrubs and far too many perennials and annuals compete to survive. It is fun though and suits us.
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Geum 'totally tangerine'
Clematis 'Parisienne' and young rambler
Shady area fern
Deep velvety 'Draco'
Water feature and pet Heron
Left side view
A view from the back
Area with Acers
Before much bloomed
Light and shadows
A broader view
Seed heads of Pulsatilla vulgaris
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A surprise round every corner - truly magical!