KIND WORDS FROM THE OWNER OF THE 'SMALL AND BEAUTIFUL' GARDEN:
Lindsay really listened to what I was looking for from my garden. She took in everything I needed/wanted and added more things that I’d never thought to do like the water feature. She created a lovely space to sit and chill & watch the world go by; relaxing colours & aromas; space to hang the washing (practicalties have to be taken into account). I also wanted low maintenance & for it to be suitable for my dog (he likes watching out for cats & sheep!) and all this is packed into a small 4mx5m plot.
Well the garden is just coming up to being 2 years old and it carries on hitting everyone of those requirements. The camomile needs a bit of weeding & cutting back every now & then but that’s so relaxing to do as it gives off a beautiful aroma. The herbs & original plants are all going strong and the bay trees are flourishing. I’ve gradually been adding a few more plants and have decided to add some splashes of colour to the original soft blue & purple palette.
I really love my garden and enjoy spending time in there. I took part in the local Open Gardens trail last year and all by visitor were very impressed. RHS Tatton might have awarded a Bronze but what to they know … it’s a definite Gold in my book!
When I saw your Bring Me Sunshine garden at Tatton in 2015 it became the basis for the redesign of my new garden. I had been in the house 6 months and the garden was all grass with narrow outer borders. I knew I wanted a garden with 3 distinct, but interlocking areas and so began my journey. I found your original use of the Bradstone sun circle very exciting and my take on it is the centre piece of what has become my pride and joy garden. I got someone in to do the hard landscaping for me (quite a stressful time all told but we got there in the end !!) and I have had enormous pleasure, littered with some nervousness and lots of hard digging in choosing and planting up the borders.
I have enclosed some photos and this mail really is to say a big THANK YOU to you for your Bring Me Sunshine inspiration.