The Jetty Garden Again.

I have had a break from the blogging world as we have been away for a while.  I have come back to a wilderness and so I can’t show the garden to you until I have done some serious tidying up. Meanwhile, I am going to give you another tour of the fabulous jetty garden created by my son Bertie and his lovely Beatrice.  I was there yesterday and what  a wonderful green oasis this is on a hot summer’s day.

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The collection of tree ferns is rapidly expanding, there are twelve now. Beatrice has made a beautiful bamboo shade for them so that they don’t get frazzled by the sun.

The latest ones have beautiful brown furry stems on the fronds which are starting to unfold.
The hostas are clearly fed on some sort of magical elixir and the snails are picked off by hand and thrown into the river.


Hosta 'Sum and Substance'

Hosta ‘Sum and Substance’

The wonderful Japanese grass with the unpronounceable name looks fantastic. It has produced a seedling which now looks just as amazing. I think I will throw mine away, it will never look as good as this.

Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola'

Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’

Bamboos do well here and are contained in large pots.



I love the rope wrapped round the one in the next picture.
The acers add a wonderful splash of colour and texture.
I love the way the colour of the next one goes so well with the pot.
There are some flowers, including this gorgeous agapanthus.
And the hydrangea is just coming into bloom.
What a backdrop!
Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ makes a nice splash of red.
There is a specially made shade area for the plants which prefer it.
And there is a secluded sitting area for people too.
There are even fruit trees, an olive, a fig and two apple trees.

Olive tree

Olive tree

Fig tree.

Fig tree.

Apple tree

Apple tree

This jetty really is paradise; everything is planted in pots and lovingly pampered and cared for by two of the nicest people you could hope to meet. An invitation to spend an hour or two in this little Eden is the greatest of summer treats.
I am hoping to catch up with some of the blogs that I have been missing, but it is rather a huge task after two or three weeks. Nevertheless I am keen to see what has been happening in all your gardens whilst I have been away.

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44 Responses to The Jetty Garden Again.

  1. Christina says:

    I’m full of admiration for this garden. Perhaps they could come and help me with plants for my terrace which I would like to become a shady green oasis.

  2. Angie says:

    Bertie has inherited your gardening genes Chloris and what a marvellous job he and Beatrice have done to achieve so much in such a small space. It’s a pleasure to visit through your eyes again.

    • Chloris says:

      Bertie is even more fanatical about his garden than I am. He spends hours manicuring everything. He has made little wooden platforms with wheels so that he can move his plants around.

  3. Kris P says:

    The jetty garden has a wild, romantic flair about it. I think Bertie and Beatrice should market those bamboo shades and that magic plant elixir – I’m in need of both!

    • Chloris says:

      These two dear people are both very talented and artistic and the jetty is rather like a film set. The bamboo shading is practical and beautiful too.

  4. A fabulous garden, do the tree ferns stay outside in winter?

  5. Such a creative garden. I know what you mean about being away for awhile.

  6. Cathy says:

    It really is a little piece of paradise there. They have worked wonders! It must be a fairly sheltered spot, and not too cold in winter for those pots? Those enormous Hostas are fabulous!

  7. Welcome back. I love this jetty garden and those ferns are very beautiful

  8. Incredible, what a talented couple, what a fantastic space, wonder who they were influenced by …… 🙂

  9. pbmgarden says:

    I love this garden. I remember seeing it from a previous post. It is even more delightful than I remembered. The Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’ is a great feature. Glad you’ve had some time away.

  10. Flighty says:

    A most enjoyable post and lovely pictures about a truly wonderful, and rather different, garden. xx

  11. rusty duck says:

    It really is marvellous what they’ve achieved. Welcome back!

  12. Brian Skeys says:

    I hope you enjoyed your holiday, gardens do seem to grow more when you are away. I don’t know how they manage to pack so much into this space, it is all very well cared for.

    • Chloris says:

      We had a great time in the French alps and the Black Forest, thank you Brian. I specially enjoyed the wild flowers.
      I don’ t know how they fit so much in the jetty garden either. It looks spectacular.

  13. Anna says:

    Oh it’s good to see you back Chloris. If only there was a pause button to stop the weeds from growing when the gardener takes a well deserved break. The jetty garden is looking even more magical. Those tree ferns must appreciate that cleverly crafted bamboo shade.

    • Chloris says:

      Thank you Anna, it is great to be home. The garden is going to take me a while to get back, in order, but never mind.
      The jetty garden really does get more amazing every year.

  14. This jetty garden is such a treat, thank you for this summer’s tour of the highlights. I love Beatrice’s bamboo awning, what a brilliant idea. Lovely surprise to see one of your spidery signature chairs.

  15. snowbird says:

    Good to have you back, I missed you! I can’t get enough of this little Eden, it’s simply stunning. I love how the baby’s tears is climbing up the stem of the tree ferns. The bamboo shade looks fabulous too and as for those acers….sighs….xxx

    • Chloris says:

      Thank you Dina, what a lovely thing to say. I am very glad to be home. The jetty garden really is an Eden and it shows what can be done in a small apace.

  16. what a beautiful garden your son and DiL have and all in pots! that requires a lot of watering, how nice to have a child who is also interested in gardening, none of mine are, glad you had a nice break away, though coming home to a brown crisp and weed infested garden is not so nice, good luck with the rescue, Frances

    • Chloris says:

      Both of my children are mad on gardens. My daughter has just done a 2 year part -time RHS course, she is so keen on her garden and keen to learn.
      The pots in the jetty garden get watered by my son and fussed over every day.

  17. What a treat! So glad to get a second peek at this little paradise. It just keeps getting better and better, doesn’t it? Love their creativity. Hope you had a nice vacation; I missed hearing from you!

  18. Chloris says:

    Thank you Marian. It is good to be home, we had a lovely holiday in France and Germany.
    The garden is special, they are a very artistic couple.

  19. homeslip says:

    Oh thank you for sharing the jetty garden again Chloris. It really is the most special and wonderful place and how lovely that your children have inherited your love of gardening and Beatrice is so talented. (My 20-year-old daughter has a sweet little garden at her university digs in Canterbury – with a view of the Cathedral too – and she has been deadheading the roses, growing herbs in pots and has a growing collection of succulents. She grew sweet peas from seed to clamber up the arbour and fixed a nest box and was rewarded with a family of blue tits.)

  20. Chloris, this is so lovely! I see you passed on the gardening talent.

  21. Cathy says:

    Yes, even more magical than last time – I wonder what my friend who lives on a boat would say if I showed her the post…. although hers is a narrow boat on the canal and she has to move on at least every 2 weeks so as not to be classed as a vagrant! You must be thrilled both offspring have an interest in gardening – one of mine has half an interest but it’s not the time and place yet, but there’s not even a spark from the other up to now!

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