Friday 28 May 2010

Farm garden tour - Part 2

I left you, a week ago now, stranded at the front entrance to our farm garden. I'm sorry - my garden tours are never speedy. Welcome!

On your right is the first of a few Manchurian pears, beautiful in spring bloom ...

... and equally spectacular in the autumn.

Look back for a moment to see this:

The front path runs right along the north side of the house. Prepare yourself for roses!

If you have been reading my blog for a while, you will know of my rose obsession, particularly David Austins. Have a look here if you don't believe me!

These are the roses along the front of the house, in full and glorious bloom. We curse these roses every winter at pruning time, but by spring they are well and truly forgiven.

And looking back to the archway you have just walked through. I have tried to create a wide perennial bed along the front of the house.

The garden opens up at this point to a lawn ...

... which looks across to a stand of lemon scented gum trees. These trees catch the warm light of the setting sun each afternoon.

These trees are positioned so that from the front door, I can see the paddocks beyond the garden. I can also see right down the driveway to the mailbox - critical when I am expecting fabric in the post! Pour yourself a little late Friday afternoon champagne at this point and enjoy the view! Back soon x
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