Fernwood Floral Finale the front garden and exodus!
Every time I look at the photos of the garden I wonder why I can’t replicate all that lovely planting over here? One of life’s mysteries. I hope you have enjoyed your trip to Ireland, I certainly enjoyed the memories.
Here is the big border.
I always wanted a hot bed and we were lucky enough to have the room to indulge! Stipa gigantea holds court at the forefront………..a grass I had always wanted the room for, it looks fabulous when the sun shines through it.
The next photo is a view from the hedge by the lane to the back garden.
The acer bed was OH’s domain and close by was the large pond bed.
The drive beds and, at the bottom of the drive, my favourite combination Lonicera nitida “Baggenson’s Gold” with Verbena Bonariensis behind. Everyone who visited used to remark on it.
This would be my last view of the garden as I drove off into the sunrise with two cats and a suitcase to board the ferry from Rosslare to Fishguard and a new adventure!
The last few pictures are what I took off Google Earth of the drive and part of the front garden from the lane and a photo of the house over what used to be our field! The date taken was 2009, 3 years after we left. It all looks very different and how I would love to have a peek now.
Farewell Fernwood. Hello Herefordshire.