Home Sweet Home

As I have said in my ‘About’ page, at the moment I do not have a garden, only a tiny space at the front of my rented Georgian style home. Big enough for several pots and a table and chairs it is nontheless my little haven. I can sit out there, hidden from the tourists, who gather around the courtyard on the Historic Ludlow tour, by the huge pot of bamboo (not mine). The sun shines on it until mid-afternoon so it is a veritable sun-trap. And more importantly it is, at the moment, my garden.

Someone mentioned that they would like to see my garden: so here it is, in technicoloured summer dress

patio in summer 2013


As well as these flowers I also have rosemary, mint, thyme and sage, succulents, day lilies, lilies, patio roses, fuchsias, campanulus and sweet-peas (not flowering yet), a camellia, winter jasmine, hellebores and spring-flowering bulbs, euonymus, a couple of hebes and penstemon.  So as you can see, every square foot is used 🙂

Hope you like it!

Published by Heyjude

I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

19 thoughts on “Home Sweet Home

    1. It’s colourful, I’ll give you that. But container growing is hard work. Having to re-pot everything, empty pots to plant bulbs, plus all the watering you have to do! I love my little patch, but I really do crave for more space and I am sure some of my older plants do too!

    1. I couldn’t live without some plants around me, even though strictly speaking we are not supposed to have them (actually written into the lease), but fortunately the landlord likes them!

        1. Pots serve their purpose, but I find them hard work (heavy) to repot. I decided last year to have pots that are solely used for spring bulbs and different ones for annuals.

  1. wow Jude I LOVE your garden, hard work maybe, but, so much colour and versatility. A large garden is hard work too. In fact all gardens are hard work, but as passionate lovers of plants and nature I’m sure we relish the time spent caring for our patch of earth no matter how big or small, the very nature of getting your hands in the soil is a rewarding feeling. It must be agonizing for you making the decision of where to settle. Good luck with the search.

    1. Thanks! Not a day to be outside today – wet, cold and very windy, but I can admire my white hellebore in flower outside the window and breathe in the scent of the daffodils in a vase on the mantelpiece! Spring is coming…

        1. Hardly any here – a smattering late one afternoon, gone by morning. Just interminably grey! The kind that saps your soul. I look forward to some colour in my life 🙂

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