The Anxious Gardener

Scaffolding has gone up at the Priory.

DSM_7479Though I don’t have a head for heights, I couldn’t wait to get up there and see the gardens from a new perspective.


At the first (gutter height) level I could look down on to the tropical border.

DSM_7421And, after a deep breath, I white-knuckle-climbed the second ladder to the chimney.  Here, I was much higher above the same outbuilding with the tropical border down one side, clipped cotoneaster along the other and the wisteria covered arbour at the far end.   The fine, stone roofed structure directly below is the woodstore.  The greenhouses can be seen through the trees.

Here are some more views from the chimney:

DSM_7505Looking southwards over the path bed, the rock border, another outbuilding with shaped ivy and across some of Margaret’s fields.

DSM_7509The east lawn with the kidney beds up against new post and rail fencing.

DSM_7507South-west over…

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