Country cottage garden
We moved into this garden/house in August 2013. These first pictures were taken in Jan 2014. Up until this point I hadn't considered myself a gardener - other than cutting a patch of grass and hacking shrubs back once a year. Anyway this is what we started with...
The pictures taken from the house are north facing. We are on top of a hill in south Leicestershire and exposed to the prevailing westerly winds. The hedge running along the left of the pictures give some protection. To the east the garden is sheltered and shaded by a copse.
The house was built in 1915 as a home for the local estate's game keeper. I assume the garden was started about then. There is a decent structure and in recent years somebody has put in a few David Austin roses, thankfully leaving the tags on most of them. The old lady who was a keen gardener died about 8 years before we took it on and since that point it had been fairly neglected. Lots of thistles, nettles, dandelions, etc have had a good go at colonising the borders.
Nestled in one section we found an old greenhouse. Sadly well beyond saving.
This is the view looking towards the house. As well as a garden project we also have a house project :-)