OK, for some of you this post may seem a bit ‘all over the shop’, but bear with me…there is a theme. Gardens and Hydrangeas. I have been looking for inspiration as you know for our garden (which currently resembles a dust bowl) and found images from favourite garden designer Katherine Field. If you want inspiration the check her site out…anyway, this house/garden below speaks to me so I had to show you.
Not only is the home divine…but there are Hydrangeas, Agapanthas, formal gardens…
…more Hydrangeas, urns, a brilliant pool…and green grass! This below is a hint of what is happening with our veranda makeover-
See, no grass. Just a grey dust that cloaks anything that will stand still long enough to be covered when a puff of wind blows!!! Now you see why I needed this post today. I have no grass and it is raining. Also, we have just entered Autumn, which is one of my favourite times in the garden next to Spring. So, motivation is the key here.
My beloved Hydrangeas are in there last stages of beauty, before they turn into brown sticks for the Winter. I am going to have to cut some to savour them over the cold months.
This is the first year that this particular one was the colour it said on the tag! …anyway…
I am looking for some designs that will kick off our garden. We don’t have any pathways yet. I don’t like hard concrete, but would settle for something that included grass in it like this, in a more random layout. We will have box hedges everywhere as well.
Since we have a large space to turn into a garden. I would really hope to have a little ‘secret’ space like this in a more cottage feel where I can cut flowers from to bring inside. Maybe some paving for extra seating areas and a kids play space…with Hydrangeas of course
Now this idea is if we win lotto! A pool house, pool and spa, surrounded by Agapanthas, Hydrangeas and loads of green. The light fitting in the pool house is beautiful.
…but I will be happy to turn our dusty patch beside our veranda into a lush oasis that is filled with one of Dads’ birdhouses on a pole, loads of box hedging, Agapanthas, a seating area, and …Hydrangeas! What do you think?