South Garden – Crescent Border



This border is our principal view of the garden from early summer to late autumn (when we close the conservatory and cosy up to the fire). So I have worked on trying to get it to flower all season for many years. I thought I was getting there, but never felt quite satisfied. One of the visitors I asked to give me garden criticism offered that it needed contrast to the bitty leaves. (Of course! How could I have missed it? …by focusing on flowers, of course) so I’m working on that.


Persicaria polymorpha, Epilobium angustifolium ‘Stahl Rose’



Star of the garden when it’s out – Campanula lactiflora



Nice big leaved hosta – the most elegant of all: Krossa Regal.


Yew Walk with beautiful light in the Coppice beyond.


Autumn glory – and we’re closed in autumn, of course..!

Veddw - South Garden - Crescent Border 1The buzzards are another local reference too and are frequently to be seen drifting overhead – or perched on telegraph poles… They are also the feature that has been most criticised by visitors when we ask what they would change. We are attached to them, however, and so they have remained for the moment.

I wrote a piece about this border in late summer for the English Garden – here.

Crescent Border, Veddw, June copyright Charles Hawes

And just beyond the Crescent Border, a rambler rose, Wichuriana:

Rosa wichuriana Early July 2 Veddw Copyright Anne Wareham

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