Garden On A Plate
The best room in the home.
The garden viewed from space via Google Earth
Surrounded by water & woodland,
wildlife still finds our garden interesting.
|The Garden room.
only the best room but the most important. As a species we are
by far the most destructive & the greatest draw on the planets
resourses. Your garden helps to give a little back.
|"The Middle Way"
Our garden has been
designed to make maintenance easy yet be attractive to wildlife,
while appealing to the senses of sight, sound, smell & taste. We grow
plants that attract insects & birds but are beautiful to look at
and smell divine.
We grow vegetables &
fruit, without using pesticides. Red currents & black currents
are mainly left for the birds. The garden pond attracts wildlife
as a drinking hole and for food, a grass snake visit as do some
dragonflies. We keep small fish to keep down mosquito numbers
but not big enough to eat all the tadpoles. We also feed the
birds, badgers & a very skitty fox. The mole is tolerated, but
Some people have huge sections of their gardens
as wild gardens, clearly a great idea for wildlife but this
doesn't appeal to the masses. Some people have sterile gardens,
covered with concrete or planted out with little thought apart
from how they look. There is another way.
|Shrubs & trees attract wildlife, set out to create a
stunning garden, they give colour & aroma, throughout the year.
The Holy & the Ivy & the Mahonia, Viburnum, Pyracantha,
Herbaceous plants & annuals to give added colour and bring more
bees, butterflies & moths to the garden. I the winter
evergreen shrubs provide shelter & food. Herbs attract
insects while enhancing the flavour of our food.
A garden pond attracts wildlife, provide beauty &
the relaxing sound of water. We feed the tadpoles daily ensuring
plenty of frogs in the garden.
The pond needed maintenance but still
The garden is always work in progress as we
strive to make it better. We will be covering each aspect of the
garden in this webste,
At the moment one of my least favorite parts of the garden, but
we are now planting shrubs & small trees, in containers to break
the eyeline are hopefuly make it into a beautiful walkway.
New plants for this year include Dwarf Pomegranate,
Chervil, borage, Fenugreek, Burdock, Ugni fruit & a fig.