Today I have a romantic country garden to share with you.
This is a very rough plan of the garden. There are two quite spectacular views and a little courtyard garden at the front of the house I that I want to highlight in this post.
A few of the pictures you may have seen before. Today I place them back in the context of the overall garden.
The back of the house looks out past two large topiaries to an open field and the valley beyond (as you can see in the next image).
And to the left of the house a series of pathways and steps take you to a terrace that overlooks a wooded ravine.
This would be a nice spot for a summer meal don't you think?
At the front of the house there is a flagstone courtyard filled with romantic pink roses. A set of stone steps leads you down and into the little courtyard.
At the top of the stone staircase there is a large bunch of Spotted Bellflower, Campanula punctata (Be warned: Clumps can spread vigorously!) and soft, feathery wands of blue Catmint, Nepeta.
Campanula punctata shining in the late afternoon sun. (Be warned: Clumps can spread vigorously!)
This image of the garden is a personal favourite.
The courtyard looking in the direction of the ravine.
Looking back the other way toward the large shed.
A little path leads you past the shed to the little glade that you may remember as part of my post on object placement.
The Fairy Rose, Polyantha, 'The Fairy'. Height: 60-90 cm. Spread 60-120 cm.
Sadly it has no fragrance.
White Asiatic Lilies
I am going to make an educated guess that these are two varieties of Campanula carpatica, a short lived perennial that forms low, cushion shaped mounds of lavender or white flowers. Full sun. Height: 20-25 cm, Spread 20-30 cm. Zones 2-9.
Special pieces of artwork can be found throughout the garden.
And so ends our tour.