welcome to my little suburban oasis, filled with flowers,fruit trees and vegetables

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

our garden

our garden is a standard suburban plot,about 36' square (12m), roughly divided in half between flowers / lawn

and vegetables.

and sometimes a few of both together

sweetpeas amongst the runner beans,squash and lettuce

We've lived here for about 25 years and always had the veggie patch, adding a greenhouse after a few years. We also have a cold frame and various plastic covered cloches and shelving units to advance the growing season.
Our main efforts go into the vegetable garden so the flower bit is aimed at being low-maintenance. Mainly its full(some folk might say over-full) of perennials as these flower every year with very little effort. We grow a lot of foxgloves, welsh poppies, aquilegias, perennial geraniums, montbretia and kaffir lilies with flowering shrubs like lilac, laburnum, forsythia, fuchsia, pyracantha, winter flowering jasmine, viburnum, an ornamental cherry and apple trees.

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