I have been developing my garden from a previously open field at Broad Lee House since 1987. It is approximately two acres on a north facing hillside at about 900 ft above sea level. I have planted many trees and shrubs, including ericaceous species, which grow well here. I have also designed large beds in which I grow tall perennials in the Oudolf style. The garden is now reasonably mature.
The following photos were taken on 31 January 2019
The following photos were taken on 11 October 2018.
The following photos were taken on 6 August 2018.
These photos were taken on 10 May 2018.
These photos were taken on 30 January 2018.
These photos were taken on 20 November 2017.
The following photos were taken on 25 September, 2017:
The following photos were taken on 14 August 2017.
The following photos were taken on 23 July 2017.
The following photos were taken on 19 April 2017.
The following photos were taken on Wednesday 19 October 2016.
These are my August pictures of the 2016 garden. Unfortunately it was a little too sunny but I hope that they give some flavour of the late summer contours and colours. The pictures were taken on 16 August 2016.
There has been tremendous growth in the last few weeks and it has necessitated hard work keeping on top of the mowing, edging and weeding. These photos were taken on 24 July 2016.
The perennials are now growing at a pace and the last flowering rhododendrons are putting on their show. Soon many of these views will not be possible as the perennials grow above five foot high. These photos were taken on 7 June 2016.
Despite the mild winter the spring has been cool and my shrubs have been slow in flowering, but when I returned from a recent trip the show had begun! The pictures were taken on 12 May, 2016.
I took the following photographs on Thursday 15 October 2015. They reflect well the magnificent autumn colours we have enjoyed this year.
Many of the borders and island beds are planted with ericaceous plants which show at their most colourful in the spring. The following photographs were taken on 16 May 2014.
I have planted the herbaceous beds in the Oudolf style favouring large perennials alongside bamboos and grasses. The flowering season for these prairie plants is much later than the traditional border plants and they have most colour in August and September.
The next set of photographs were taken a month later on 23 August 2010
The following photos were taken on 14 July 2015