This has to be one of my most popular posts. I am not sure why, did everyone like the idea of me risking life and limb,to climb up on my roof? I know why I like it, I get such a great view of my garden, and I am hoping, in a few years, when the hedges start to thicken,you will not be able to see from one room into the other (except in strategic places). This will be the only way to see the whole garden at one time. It is nice to be able to look back over the years and (hopefully) see lots of changes. Last year, I took the photos in early April, so not a lot was in flower at that point. This year I had to wait until early May, I don’t think Ian would be happy about me climbing on the roof without him there to supervise. So you can see the garden is much further along.
In the front, the ‘Magic Fire’ witch hazel is placed against the cedar backdrop. The scilla at the bottom of the photo surround the ‘Daybreak’ magnolia.
The muscari in the Lime Walk are thickening up. On the right, the path will lead into the Yew Garden, on the left, I need to move the plants to create a path to the croquet Lawn.
The Serviceberry Allee at the top of the photo, leads into the Kitchen Garden.
Here you can see the Flora Glade and Kitchen Garden in closer detail.
Maybe one day I will learn how to post photos side by side, so you (and I)can see the difference from one year to the other.