Pip's seaside garden

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May 2nd, 2010, 3:19 pm #1

Looking through the archway from the courtyard
to the rear garden:

The brick path leads to the rear garden patio
and beside this is a
raised bed. My Patties Plum is blooming in this shot:


Go up a couple of steps and you
arrive in the main part of the rear
garden:


Returning back down the steps the
restio bed is on the right-hand side:



We now turn right and go through a
gateway to the side garden. This
area is very undeveloped at the moment. I have the concrete laid ready
for a greenhouse
and my new zealand privets are busy establishing themselves in the
double wall boundary:


As you look at the picture above there
are double gates behind you
leading you through to the front garden. I only began landscaping the
front garden in
2004. Prior to that it was simply grassed over with a low brick wall
all round. This is the border beside the driveway gates. The
shrubby looking
thing to the far right is a strawberry tree. Normally they grow to a
height of some twenty feet, but it is stunted because it cannot tolerate
the heavy salty
winds:


I love this colour combination of day
lily and poppies although I'm sure
many would not call it a combination!



A quick look at the boundary bed with my
neighbours:


I do rather enjoy putting colours
together that any
normal person would object to. Here's a fairly typical example:


And finally a look back at the front
garden. You can see
the beach huts in the background:
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shirleyellenp
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June 2nd, 2010, 7:07 pm #2

Your arch coming into the garden is wonderful.  I love the way it frames the view and makes you want to discover what lies beyond.  I'm also loving the raised beds.  I know my knees would be happy if I were to copy the idea.    Patties Plum, what a wonderful poppy.  Every year I promise myself I'm going to plant one and then never seem to get around to it.
What a lot of work you've put into those front borders Pip!  They are just fantastic!  It must give you so much satisfaction and pleasure to look out at them and what a greeting when you return home after your latest adventures. 
I'm not suprised but have to say, you have a beautiful garden and definitely deserve one of these....
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June 8th, 2010, 3:08 am #3

Oh Pip nothing less than what I expected GORGEOUS !! What a lovely relaxing wonderful space. Love it, thanks for sharing.
 

  
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June 12th, 2010, 1:19 am #4

Running out of superlatives now, Pip, but that is one helluva garden!
Knew I shouldn't have looked! It's fabulous - a real credit to you
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June 17th, 2010, 10:33 am #5

Great garden Pip, love looking round
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June 18th, 2010, 8:40 pm #6

I must of been asleep as I don't think I've seen your garden pics until now Pip.

And what a beautiful garden it is. The arch shows a lovely picture and makes you want to explore further. I love the raised bed, so full of lovely blooms. And great for saving your knees! And I am envious of your walled bit. It is so much more attractive that fencing. The planting is gorgeous and so varied and colourful.
Your lawn is very lush in these photo's unlike mine that looks like it is dying. And what a view. Your garden is certainly a lovely place to sit and enjoy it.
Thanks.
Parlis 

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June 19th, 2010, 9:21 am #7

You are not alone. I could swear I'd replied to the thread, ah well. I'm one of the lucky ones to have visited several times and it is gorgoeous.



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July 3rd, 2010, 4:14 pm #8

Its a gorgeous garden and I remember you had problems with the salt air and some things you could not grow because of this. 
Well you have certainly made up for that.  Its just stunning.
  Beth xx - Always look on the bright side of life
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July 3rd, 2010, 4:38 pm #9

Lovely garden Pip. I love the raised beds & the restios. It looks very well cared for which is more than I can say for mine!
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