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Welcome to Johns garden in north west England. The garden is about 40 metres long by 15 metres wide and has been terraced due to the considerable slope away from the house. Although our area is not famous for its fine weather the garden faces south and therefore obtains maximum benefit from the available sunshine. The garden has recently been converted to easy maintainence, perennial planting and alpine borders. The garden also contains a selection of "half hardy" perennials (phygelius, abutilon, pentstemon) and a large selection of hardy fuchsias.

Click on the image above to see a panoramic view of the garden


Weather in the garden. Click on the graphic for the current conditions and a forecast

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Summer 2011

May 2010



Summer - greenhouse



Winter - snow scenes

Winter - greenhouse

The gardening year - jobs, hints and tips from the garden and "plant of the month"

Jan/Feb March April May June July August September October November/December

Featured plants













Hardy Fuchsia


Hardy geranium

Pictures I have taken on visits to some much grander gardens than mine. All of the gardens have extensive plant collections and I can recommend them to any keen, or not so keen, gardener. I have included links to the gardens on these pages.

The Flower Forest-Barbados


The Alhambra-Granada, Spain


Italian Gardens-Garnish Island, Ireland


My Dads Garden-Hertfordshire, England


Villa Taranto Gardens-Lake Maggiore - Italy


Andromeda gardens - Barbados


Madeira island - Portugal


National Botanic Garden of Wales

Links to gardens to visit in north west England and north Wales

Links to other gardening sites

About John

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