The first time we used scaffolding to cut down a tree at this end of the garden, on that occasion I clambered up it to get a better view of this end of the garden, as we don’t have upstairs views of any of the garden from the house; this in turn triggered the building of the bothy, which gives a slightly elevated view, one I feature in end of month view posts. At 3 metres tall, the current scaffolding is higher than the structure we had then, and its position provided the opportunity for a rare view across parts of the garden and so, limbering up for the task of summer pruning the wisteria, I grabbed the exciting opportunity of a lumberjack’s eye view from the upper platform.
I must admit to being thrilled at how well the structure of the garden stands out, and how the different areas interlink, bringing a degree of satisfaction rarely felt by an average gardener like myself who is never satisfied with their garden as it is – that’s just the structure, mind you, as the content is another matter! Anyway, above is a view over the recently realigned main borders, with the Acer griseum and bronze heuchera bed in the middle foreground and the clematis colonnade with underplanted roses to the left; below is a similar view with more of a glimpse into the woodland, and a better view of the clematis colonnade:
You couldn’t see the bottom end of the garden with the bold borders, the working greenhouse and the cutting beds very well from that vantage point, but we are looking towards them in the photo below, with the revamped bold border against the wall on the mid right, and another facing it, behind the trellised fence. On the left you can see into the blue & white border, with its curved bench:
The blue & white border is shown again in the next photo, where you can see it in relation to the adjacent rose garden, one of the areas that will particularly benefit from increased light now that the tree has gone:
And doesn’t it look as if we have a lot of shed space?! Even I was taken aback when I saw the extent of it from my perch, although it’s a little deceptive as part of it is an overhang tagged on to provide storage space for the scaffolding when not in use. ‘My’ shed is under the ridge on the top right, and the area behind the ridge on the front right is where the compost area is discretely hidden. Seeing this picture, you might begin to understand why the Golfer has had so many issues with leaks with all that roof and the undulating ridges and gullies – but then again perhaps he just likes roofing, as even he will have lost count of the number of times the tiles have been on and off…
The original buildings would once have been an outside toilet (appropriately, that’s my shed!) and a pigsty (inappropriately, the Golfer’s workshop). The tree at the front of the buildings is our variegated holly and beyond this to the right is the boundary hedge and a number of mature trees in our neighbour’s garden.
So that’s my rather different Six on Saturday in a busy week in both the garden and on this blog. Please now consider popping over to our host Jon the Propagator to see very varied Sixes of other bloggers.