My working life is now spent as a self employed gardener and I am proud to say that this garden is my jewel in the crown. I have recently changed career (2 years ago) involving the harrowing experience of returning to education after 20 years to attain a RHS Level II certificate in horticulture. SUCCESS… It wasnt that bad actually and would highly recommend anyone interested in a change of lifestyle…….BECOME A GARDENER… IT’S GREAT!!!
This first picture is the open plan of the main lawn although i should stress the garden is nearly 2 acres. Approximately 160 hours of labour per month at the height of the season April – September.
The dell is a fascinating area of the garden and i am sure i will arrange seperate blogs for specific areas of the garden as time moves on. There are 22 seperate areas, including weeping ash lawn, column garden, cut flower garden, veg, fruit cage, wild flower garden, etc.
The pergola is something special – about 75 metres long in all covered in an assortment of honeysuckle, clematis, laburnum, roses and lots of other niceities.
True to say that many people are bound down by there job, mortgage to pay, kids to feed, but for me, when i open my eyes in the morning, i can truly say that life is good… why? Because i LOVE my job.
Peace and happiness