In front of the house is what looks to be a traditional cottage garden - at some 45 feet square it is pretty substantial. It is so overgrown that it has begun to take over the house, with ivy rising over the roof.It's really hard to get a feel for the size of it from the outside, and impossible to get into it.
There are three garden gates, one in each wall We have started to fight our way in.
We didn't think much would have survived the overgrowth of 33 years of neglect, but amazingly, plants are staring to appear!
We have roses, laurel, ornamental grasses, and more - a list will follow!
It is so exiting to work our way through
still preserved: the formal path edges
like a sleeping beauty
hidden away - a secret garden
more to discover!