Sunday, February 10, 2013

My first garden early to mid 70s


4 comments:

  1. That's an amazing first garden. Where is it located? (looks rocky in the land beyond)

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  2. Hi David, Thanks it was a my 'learning' ground! The garden is about half an hour drive from current garden in same volcanic region. The rocky stuff is lava and the long small hills dotted with the stone are called 'barriers' ..in between those were flat heavy black clay flats which were swampy in the days before the clearing the land and the draining of the land for agriculture...so sad. Most of the paths are this lava )Basalt)with the exception of the far square i used broken concrete from a small piggery nearby! This was my first use of mass plantings of what were known at the time as 'cottage' plants....BUT in the centre of the circle can be seen Miscanthus 'Zebrinus'..I gardened here for about 12 years...the owner of the large estate in his wisdom sent in heavy machinery and cleared all with the exception of a couple of trees..............

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  3. You must have only been in your 20s. Where were your influences coming from at that time for a layout like this?

    Patrick

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  4. Something about it reminds me of Derrick Jarman's garden, though it's not at all the same. I like it.

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