My good intentions of trying to help you all know the layout of the garden seemed to confuse rather than help. Let’s see if I can do better today.
We’re going to stay in the west part of the garden;
Standing at the top of the entrance drive, with the terrace (looking west) on your left, the upper drive border edge is in the foreground and the large island is beyond that.
This is image three from yesterday’s post. The following image was taken from the terrace between the two plants of Euphorbia rigida on the left.
Standing in the middle of the two pillars the path is intentionally slightly off centre
The branches to the right are the crab apple.
The crab apple blossom is prettier each day
Looking from the middle of the path that leads around the large island
The large island is to the left, to the right is the upper drive border which as we turn the corner that you can see becomes known as the upper slope path.
As we turn the corner in the above image.
I sometimes refer to the right hand side of the path here as the Crimson zone.
T. Barcelona is on both sides of the path.
Tulip Barcelona with some red parrot tulips that were planted years ago.
Looking back T. Barcelona already surrounded by Iris foliage, with a lavender plant behind.
To our left Phlomis with yet more tulips, this time T. Purple Dream.
Phlomis is in full flower now, it is one of the plants in the garden that seeds itself everywhere, many of the seedlings are pulled out like weeds as otherwise the whole garden would become a monoculture.
Moving a few steps on
Looking right across the large island to the wisteria on the south facing terrace
Looking left, under the Arbutus; hemerocallis foliage is already hiding the foliage of T. Lambarda.
Some of the bulbs obviously have virus as the colours have streaked, you can understand how that might have attracted bulb buyers during the years of Tulip mania.
Looking further ahead, past the two beds now joined to make one, T. Brown Sugar always looks great against the new red foliage of Photinia
As we turn slightly left around the end of the Large Island to our right is the old circular rose bed with T. Negrita and Rosa Sophie’s perpetual.
We’re walked past the new cork oak with T. Mount Tacoma still looking lovely (I’ll be growing more of these next year. T. Negrita in the large island and beyond the path in the circular rose bed
Now the Phlomis is on our left and you can see the three cypresses again, with the greenhouse in the background on the other side of the drive.
Clematis armandii is growing through the rose that is planted on the pillar on the left of where we began.
We are having a lovely day with sunshine, I hope you are having a good day too.