August 2013

How does it happen?

by AnneWareham on August 25, 2013

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above: The Cornfield Garden, Veddw

Many years ago I designed and created the Grasses Parterre at Veddw. By which I mean I covered a small hillside with a design of hedges taken from the local Tithe Map of 1848 and then, with great difficulty, tears and expense, filled them with ornamental grasses.

Grasses Parterre at Veddw in winter copyright Anne Wareham

Grasses parterre, Veddw, in winter

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