|Old oak pergola, clematis Etoile Violet in foreground|
|Pergola with dominant cerise rose American Pillar|
View from pergola (turning round from picture above) - spacious and restful on the eye
Two other things struck me as powerful: firstly how Jacky uses very sharp contrasting hints in harmonising colour drifts. In the front garden I loved the use of red lychnis among the pinks and whites but I am never going to be a lover of yellow in my own garden - even thought it works well at Old Thatch.
|Drifts of cottage garden plants with sharp red notes of lychnis|
Last but not least the garden incorporates elements of fun (The Pencil Garden for kids) and surprise elements like this trompe l'oeil window in the wood pile!
|"Things are not always as they appear to be..."|