Saturday, 30 July 2011

Summer garden

My parents' beautiful garden in the UK, is a lesson in how to make the most of a small space. It comes into its own early summer, last time I was home we had some beautiful sunny days and could really enjoy it.

In the passage leading down the side of the house from the French windows of the lounge, geraniums provide a splash of colour amongst the pots and miniature allotment planted with potatoes and herbs.

The circular law has been turned over this year as a vegetable patch, edged with lavender. In the middle are runner beans, surrounded by cabbages, lettuce, rocket and courgettes.

Small apples were already red in mid-July, on the apple tree trained to the sunny brick wall.

Cherry tomatoes grow in a hanging basket in a sunny corner, next to a honeysuckle trellis.

In a pot by the kitchen door, chives, mint and cherry tomatoes ripen next to trailing ivy and sweet peas.

Fish & chips, and bubbles, on a warm summer evening.

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