Friday, 25 May 2012

Made By Hand

Made by Hand

Thought I would stick close to home on this one...

This.... is or was my back garden when we first moved into our home.  Not much to look at really except next doors bird table!  Now it's not the largest garden we've seen, it would be exaggerating to call it small, bijou, or even compact, it is basically tiny.  A tiny triangle measuring 25feet wide and 15 feet at the point of the triangle, as we are a corner plot the neighbour to the left also has a similar sized garden although he has built a sun room in his.  Now he can walk out of his door turn around and walk back in again as there is little room for him to do anything else.
Sorry I'm now getting off the subject I started with.  My tiny triangular garden, I am not moaning about it because it's ours and I never thought I would have a garden again, so I do love it.
Just not when we moved in.
In addition to the piece you can see here there is a 5 foot paved part making the actual soil bit only 10 foot.
When I started to plan the garden I didn't want to leave anything out, I still wanted somewhere to sit with my cup of tea, a rockery, pond, boggy area,trellis, a place for climbing plants and above all somewhere which welcomes insects and other wildlife. Oh yes, and fragrance. 
 A tall order!
Many plans later and an awful lot of crossing out I came up with something I was happy with. 

This is the arbour seat positioned to the far right of the garden on the paved area, where we have our cups of tea.  The wicker pyramid, is the trellis for climbing plants and the other side of that is the rockery which was made from the soil that came from the pond.

The pond and boggy area are also enjoyed by some of our new friends that share the garden with us.

The plants thrive on the paved area and with lavender

and sweet peas against the fence providing summer long fragrance.

And with the insects collecting pollen all day...

it makes for a perfect haven ... albeit a miniature one and all made by hand, by me, with a little help from my husband and nature of course.

See other things Made By Hand at Friday My Town Shoot Out


  1. Great job! I'm sure it fills you up everytime you look at it!

  2. what a wonderful creation. you want to come and create a garden for me? I give you room and board and you make the plan, we have someone else do the manual labor. love it!!

  3. Wow, you did a wonderful job creating your garden. Love the trellis, pond and potted flowers. Just lovely! :)

  4. Ah, the sweet smell of success. Your garden is very pretty.

  5. You must be so proud of your creation - it's lovely!

  6. Looks lovely! I'm sure a lot of work went into it even if it's small. And it seems the frogs appreciate it too ;)

  7. You have made yourself a great place to sit around doing nothing but to enjoy the beautiful garden.

  8. That is super. Hard work so well rewarded.