Some photos of back garden.
Trying to combine competitive cycling and gardening is difficult. You never want to over-tax your muscles after a long five hour cycle ride, so I tend to favour the cultivated meadow look.
I would call it – a contemporary combination of avant-garde style companion planting, innovate use of native wildflowers, informal approach to weeding and – a dash of sitting around admiring your handiwork with your feet up.
A garden is a place to be enjoyed, not just to work in.
Good for wildlife is important. I love to see the bees.
The camera doesn’t pick up the real feeling of the garden, but it also doesn’t show so many weeds.
Acer adds a dash of the exotic to a garden mostly using local and native species.
These daises are self sown and naturally come up in the grass. I just love the informal style of waving in the wind.
These Acquilega are also self-sown.
Comfrey provides quite a bit of welcome ground cover – good for the bees.
I planted a lavender bush in the middle of the grass. Brilliant.