It was a lovely day when several members of the gardening club visited Sandie’s beautiful garden.
It has taken 16 years of enjoyable but hard work for Sandie and her husband to create their child friendly garden. Learning how to develop a mostly dry shady back garden has been challenging especially as all the trees have TPO’s. Mostly consisting of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, ferns and one of Sandie’s favourites, hellebores, the garden is at its most colourful in the spring, with colourful evergreen foliage also playing an important role. There is a bark covered play area with swings, climbing frame and monkey bars for their nine grandchildren to enjoy, as well as a tree house, garden gnomes and tiny animals to find amongst the undergrowth.
Dotted around are Pieris, Heuchera (lemon coloured to stand out in the shade), ornamental grasses, Brunnera ‘Jack Frost’, hydrangea, climbers and two herbaceous borders which get full sun most of the afternoon and evening. The back and front lawns are Sandie’s husband’s domain!!