The Dragon statue looking into the pond and the a view of the pond before pruning the shrubs and weeping birches which have grown so much in the last year.
I love this old ladder that Mum has put in the garden just for the clematis to grow over. At one stage when Mum had to have some help in the garden she thought that the clematis had been mistaken for a weed and dug out but to Mum's delight it reappeared in spring and flowered beautifully.
The old cubby house is now the garden shed. I love how the making it a part of the garden has made it a special feature. It also acts as a privacy screen for our bathroom window and provides a beautiful little garden scene of its own with hyderanges and berberis on its back wall.
This little maple (which Mum has grown from seed) has a special protector. The top half of a upside down, rusted milkcan keeps the rabbits and the mower at a safe distance and adds an interesting element to the tree.
Even though this is the gate that leaves the garden it is in actual fact the gate leads to another garden. There was no space that was exempt from a little garden edge. The shed that is through the gateway has a beautiful garden with fruit trees, hydrangea, and salvias.
It looks as though the dragon is going to tell Tara (the whippet) a secret. Tara is busy watching the fish in the pond.
2011- 365 Challengers