- Page 1 Extending the path to create The Cross Walk in 2011 (this page)
- Page 2 2012 Season
- Page 3 Before/After Photo Gallery
When we created the Herbaceous Border and Shrubbery around the old tennis court we created a path to the tennis court, which, at the time, was only planned to link the two outer paths to the replacement for the Tennis court
Don’t those sheds look awful?!
On reflection we thought this would be better extended to the edges of the plot, so in Spring of 2011 I bought some Lavender plug plants and potted them on so that they would be decent sized plants come Spring 2012 when they could be planted out
The view looking West indicating how a path right across the site might look, and we might open the hedge at the West end to provide a vista across the surrounding farm land
this photo over the hedge shows the view of surrounding countryside. There is a grand vista at Hidcote through the perimeter hedge via a nice wrought iron gate – so something for me to keep my eye open for on eBay!
This is the view along the Great Alley, up through the Stilt Garden, to the wrought iron gates
and the view across the valley when you get there. Sadly, in Suffolk, we don’t have that sort of escarpment to show off!
This view is the opposite direction (looking East)
OK, the view from October 2011 again:
We then removed the plants that were in the way of the new path and prepared a seed bed for grass seed.
this also shows the topiary Yews we had planted in Centre Court, and which will “frame” the view along the Cross Walk. The grass was sown at the end of October (we’ve been luck with an exceptionally warm Autumn)
and the grass had germinated within two weeks, and the Lavender plug-plants have come on well in the greenhouse, and will be ready for planting-out next Spring
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