This is our back garden - the shrubbery recently weeded and awaiting turf.
We have an ASSORTMENT of trees - scattered around the various areas which are as follows:-
Front Ornamental Cherry Tree Hawthorne hedge Holly Tree
Shrub area Ornamental Grass Lady's Mantle * Aquilegia *
Hedge/Shielding at side of house
Small boxptype shrub, very overgrown Elder tree x 2 Horsechestnut Tree Sycamore Tree Lilac
In back garden
3 pine Trees Various conifers...dwarf??? 2 established older apple trees 1 younger apple tree (Discovery) Laburnum Tree
Hawthorne May Blossom? About 20 damson/plum trees
#Euphorbias Escallonia.Crimson Spire? * Hydrangea - * Yellow Rose - not sure of name * Lady's Mantle * Flowering Currant Periwinkle Sedums
Tomatoes Strawberries Geranium Varigated Ivy Lavender Rosemary Chives *Primulus - many of * Violas * Pansies * Basil * Peppers * Rhubarb * Mint Thyme *
Dry Stone Wall at side of Drive
One of my favourite plants is Lady's Mantle [Alchemilla mollis]
........ A frothy haze of tiny, chartreuse yellow flowers appearing from June to September above softly hairy, rounded, pale green leaves, which catch water droplets like pearls. No garden should be without this charming perennial! Ideal for groundcover or edging paths, it tolerates a range of adverse conditions including heavy clay and, once established, is drought tolerant. Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: moist, humus-rich soil Rate of Growth: fast-growing Flowering period: June to September Flowers: greenish-yellow Other features: excellent cut flowers Hardiness: fully hardy Garden care: Cut back the faded flower heads and foliage in August and the plant will often produce a second flush of flowers. Alchemilla has a tendency to self-seed freely, so to minimise the spread of the plant remove the seedheads carefully after flowering.
I used our garden flowers including the Lady's Mantle for our silver wedding anniversary table centre pieces.
We hade adopted a "make do and mend" approach to the garden - so I will break down the various tasks to make them manageable and affordable......watch this space!