Six on Saturday | Garden Views

This week, for a change I am going to show six views from my garden. The flowers above are from the different areas that can be seen in the photos.

  1. Raised beds and the nursery section at the far end of the garden (as from the house) or the first thing you see as you enter the gate from the car park (wild garden). This is where the lupins are growing, though only the one has flowered so far. I received 8 dwarf lupins free with an order. They are not plants I’d normally grow given that the S&S love them.
    It is also the area where I put new plants and cuttings to get established as it is probably one of the more sheltered parts of the garden and only receives full sun from midday.
  2. From this area you enter what is left of the lawn and the ‘new’ gravel garden.
    The Hebe, Erigeron and Alliums are to be found in this part of the garden.
  3. Paving slabs lead through to the ‘Zen Patio’  where you will find a lot of too many pots including the Aeonium ‘Zwartkop’. Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus) are still flowering well so I have left them in their spring containers. Pelargoniums are out of the conservatory along with the Kangaroo Paw, an Abutilon and Justicia carnea which I will show in a fure SOS once it is flowering.
  4. And looking back up the garden from the patio is this view, looking quite lush after the rain. The Penstemon can’t quite be seen but it is here behind that rock on the right in the foreground. You may have noticed that there are a lot of rocks in my garden!
    Lots of flowers at this time of year so I’ll just let you enjoy them.

As always, if you want a peek over other people’s garden walls then please pop over to our host, the lovely Jon, AKA ‘The Propagator’ where you find links to many more wonderful garden enthusiasts from all over the world

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Six on Saturday


  1. Your garden is looking lovely and colourful – it is nice to see long shots sometimes.

  2. Beautiful beautiful. So lovely to see the bigger picture. I must work out how to do the same in my strangely shaped garden.

  3. Lora Hughes says:

    I love it when an SoSer gives us garden views – individual plants are so wonderful to see but the wider picture is, well, the whole greater than sum of parts sort of thing. It’s also interesting to see how gardeners utilise spaces & aspect of their garden. Yours is so interesting from that perspective – lots to see & neatly trimmed, clean lines, yet looking as lush as an overgrown garden would do. Love how the pavers & rocks U& gravel all fade back & press the flowers & plants forward, accentuating them. You’ve done wonders.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Aw, thank you Lora, so nice of you to say so. The neat lawn is only because I finally managed to mow it! It was a weedy mess a week ago! So many plants have grown a bit big for where I planted them, I think this autumn I am going to remove a lot and start afresh in the raised beds.

  4. I like the view from your Zen patio so lush and green. You have a lovely garden, HJ

    1. Heyjude says:

      It is always green here on account of the rain, the mizzle, the sea fog! I have been busy planting lots of flowers this year, maybe too many!

  5. BeckyB says:

    Stunning 🙂

  6. I wish I had rocks my garden seems a bit too flat, yours is all looking lovely.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I won’t be moving any of them, they are very heavy! But yes, they do add some structure to the garden.

  7. Absolutely gorgeous Jude!!

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