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.
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.
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.
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.
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.