Welcome to our cottage garden photos. When you look at our cottage from the front you wouldn’t really know how large our garden is behind. Even entering the cottage, looking out of the French windows, you still only see the gravelled top area of garden which you can see a part of in the first photo below. This is a lovely area for entertaining with a picnic table, a small overgrown wildlife pond with frogs and newts. We then have a picket fence with honeysuckle growing up and Japanese Acer trees in front only giving you a small glimpse what is beyond. You can see this in the second photo below. Once through the gate, only then do you see the lawn and into the woodland area.
Once through the gate, only then do you see the lawn and into the woodland area.
The trees are large and fairly old and we believe they were planted on a hedge line originally, which has now all but disappeared. We think many years ago this area was used a gardens / paddocks for animals, however when we purchased it, everything was immensely overgrown. It is unrecognisable from 10 years ago, we have undertaken a huge amount of work. Gardens are ever developing and ours certainly is!
The view looking from our studio looking towards our storage shed and chickens beyond that.
Lily our dog loves the garden, and enjoys surveying her domain, making sure there are no rabbits hiding anywhere. We have fenced our entire garden with electric fence so that it's fox proof to keep our chickens safe. Sometimes little rabbits can get through, Lily is always on the look out just in case. It's our job to make sure the rabbits go back over the fence safely.
This view below shows the edge of our studio and garden. It's slopped a little as it heads down to the studio.
We don’t have as much time to tend the garden as we would like, but we do try to plant flowers that come back year after year. This is one of my favourites.
We hope you have enjoyed viewing our garden photos. If you would like to take a look at our newly renovated cottage, head on over to our Welsh Cottage page.