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Posted: Monday 11 June, 2007

by Rosemary at 8:50pm in Gardening 2 comments Add your own

The courtyard garden has been an ongoing project for a couple of years (see entries from March 2005 and May 2006, Dan). It's an area to the west of the house that was slabbed but got a bit overgrown. I decided to turn it into a secluded courtyard garden, with a green and white theme. I lifted three areas of slabs to create flower beds.

The west boundary is hawthorn hedge, the east is the house wall, the north and south boundaries are fences on which white flowered climbers (Russian vine, which is a thug but gives the lush barrier I wanted, honeysuckle and a beautiful white flowered clematis called "Elizabeth".

Clematis Elizabeth

The other plants are white flowered, mainly, and there is a water feature, although the sound of the pump kind of overwhelms the sound of the water - I think it needs some attention!

Courtyard June 2007

I like the courtyard, although I don't have time to sit in it a much as I hoped. Yet!

It will need some attention this year as some of the plants need moved and split, but hopefully I'll have more beds this year to split them into. But that's another story!

Comments

Wanda

Friday 22 June, 2007 at 1:39pm

Hi Rosemary!

This is such a beautiful spot you have! I love the green and white theme; it is refreshing and peaceful!!

Wanda

Friday 22 June, 2007 at 1:52pm

Rosemary;

I nearly forgot! I have called around everywhere here where I live and I CAN NOT find any Marmite! I only get, " WHAT IS THAT"? questions. Anyway, I will be glad to send some cash and pay postage to send me some. E-mail me and let me know, OK? Thank you so much!!

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