(a classic English Garden - Walls and Borders)
Updated: 20:19 - 10/10/2002
The western edge of the garden is home to our grape vine, which now runs the
full length of the wall.
The borders in front of the vine are filled with more plants, usually colourful
The birds are well catered for along this wall, with a nesting box, bird table
and bird bath.
In the south west corner is her favourite area, which consists of a small round
border, a bench and a gorgeous red Acer which she has grown from what looked
like a twig.
| The corner has a slow growing conifer which provides shade to the borders in
the late afternoon.
The south edge of the garden provides a cool damp climate, for those plants
who love these conditions.
Another Acer sits by the wall, which billows with a Russian vine in the
The frogs like this area, and are always out hunting slugs, which we don't
have many of.
The south east corner is where the patio lies, and also a pond about 6ft x 4ft,
although you would not notice through the plants except for the gentle noise
of the fountain.
The pond is planted with many water loving plants, and is home to about 12
goldfish and around 15 frogs, and their frogspawn in the spring.
The whole area is covered in pot plants, and hanging baskets, not leaving much
room for the patio chairs.
Between the wall and the house wall and behind the brick arch lies a hidden
passage, . This is covered with creepers, and smells divine in May when the
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