It's time I started to show you some photographs of our trip to England. In my opinion if you are going to England in June most of it should be spent in a garden. I'll admit not every one would agree, even people in my own family. They, poor dears, have to put up with my occasional embarrassing behaviour. Note the picture below where I'm doing my best to get my head into the centre of that rose bush.
I was in the garden of John and Brenda Foster at Gable House in the charming village of Redisham, Suffolk.
|I dream of having my fruits and veggies surrounded by netting like this|
|here you can see the espaliered fruit trees opposite the kitchen garden|
This is all on a one acre garden. The use of space was brilliantly executed. It was roughly divided into four zones: kitchen garden and fruit trees; lawn with rock garden, small pond and borders; working area with greenhouses, cold frames and starter garden; side and front with pathways leading through numerous bushes, roses and trees with perennials planted loosely throughout. Gable House is only open twice a year so I was very lucky to be there at the right time. The open days are part of the National Gardens Scheme. Here is their description:
Next week our visit to Hidecote.