Contact:Sue & Mike Cleall
Telephone: 01202 573440
Location:5m NW of Bournemouth.
On A341, 200yds E of Bear Cross r'about
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Description:Suburban garden 120ft x50ft. Rhododendrons, acers and azaleas underplanted with woodland plants for spring. Tulips and colour. Man-made stream runs through lawned area with ferns and rodgersias. Pond with new fountain encourages wildlife. Trees add interest. New pergola with climbers frames views from house and paved area
Further details:Enter the front garden planted with cottage style herbaceous borders, shrubs and pots to add colour. The rear garden being 120 feet by 50 feet has a paved area near the house. This is surrounded by box hedging. In spring pots of bulbs add colour and for summer Agapanthus, Euphorbias, Geraniums and Citrus trees add more colour and scent. The walls of the house are clothed with Roses, Clematis and Ivy. In the main garden the spring colour is provided by Rhododendrons, Azaleas and Acers. These are underplanted with shade lovers such as Hellebores, Trilliums and Pulmonarias. For summer colour Hydrangeas and herbaceous borders come into their own. A Pergola divides the garden and supports Roses and climbers. A man-made waterfall and stream flow through the main lawned area. Planting of Primula, Ferns, Gunnera and damp-loving plants add year round interest and soften this area. The wildlife pond with Water-Lilies helps to bring the garden alive. This is surrounded by mix plantings and gives visiting frogs and newts plenty of places to hide. There is a small bed of winter heathers which look good even in summer with their new foliage. Several trees are planted throughout the rear garden. These include Betula Jacquemontii, Acers, Magnolias, Eucryphia and Robinia. In early summer the garden is dominated by an old cherry tree supporting the rose ‘Rambling Rector’. There are various seating areas within the garden including a summer house and arbour. Honeysuckles, Roses, and Clematis grow over these.