Thoroughly Modern Tilly’s Garden

The minimal, modern style garden is nearly complete, big change from the garden of last spring.  Tilly the Cockapoo, has certainly made her mark in our garden, the lawn laid in the autumn couldn’t cope with our playful puppy, so dog friendly artificial turf seemed the perfect answer.
The planting kept simple, herbs, salad and veg okay for our furry friend to chew. The front garden, is now home to the cottage garden plants that need to be out of her way!

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A Modern and Mediterranean garden

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Tilly our Cockapoo, has certainly made her mark in our garden. The lawn laid in the autumn looks very dog tired, so a new approach was needed.
All the cottage style plants have been relocated to the front garden and a modern, mediterranean feel with simple planting of dog friendly herbs are the way forward.

The greenhouse has been obscured by a black moroccan style screen, I am loving the patterns created in the shadow.

The apples trees have been replaced by an single olive tree and the lawn will be replaced next week with dog friendly artificial grass.

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Sweet scented summer

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The Sweet Peas “Blue Velvet’ in the front garden were definitely the stars this year, masses of long, straight and highly perfumed blooms.

In the back garden the Everlasting Sweet Peas have produced very pretty pale pink flowers, unscented of course but free from the greenfly which have once again blighted the rest.
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End of June in the Garden

A bit behind with my posts, that may be something to do with Tilly, she is keeping me very busy. These pictures were taken at the end of June, but the garden is changing so quickly, I must keep the photos coming.
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Pimm’s anyone?

Cocktail makingNothing says summer like a glass of Pimm’s, it always reminds me of Wimbledon, The Chelsea Flower Show, weddings and happy times with friends.
So as it is definitely a fun drink, it needed to be made with the help of a friend.

For each glass
ice cubes
1 measure of Pimm’s No1
1 measure of gin
2 measures of lemonade
2 measures of ginger ale
cucumber slices,blueberries, strawberries and orange wheels to garnish.Cocktail garnishFill a highball glass with ice cubes (we used these vintage beer glasses as our highball didn’t look the part). Add each ingredient one by one then decorate with cucumber, strawberries orange and blueberries.

This is the first time I have added a measure of gin, it tasted good but did make it a lot stronger. Pimm’s is a dangerously refreshing drink so for a lighter (but still alcoholic) option leave out the gin.Pimms cocktailPimmsCocktails in the gardenProceed with caution, may cause wobbly legs. Drink aware etc.

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