I love the link on the fabulous Mamasaurus Blog ‘How Does Your Garden Grow’
I am loving my garden at the moment with the gorgeous summer weather we’re having and wanted to join in this week.
I am a passionate gardener but have a postage stamp of a garden. When I bought my home it was just a concrete space and desperately needed transforming.
Some may say that cramming seven trees into a space 3m x 6m slightly insane but it gives a fantastic structure and amazingly there is a real sense of space. I feel I have created a sanctuary, my own little haven.
It is a shady space so has been a challenge to find plants that will blossom and flourish. Despite that I have a gorgeous olive tree and beautiful climbers – roses, jasmine, clematis and honeysuckle that all work really well.
You may have spotted the big rocks. These were sourced, delivered and meant to be placed by a crane but as I live on the high street the crane couldn’t park so they had to be manhandled down to the garden. A hugely, heavy task!!
My mission was to create a garden using reclaimed materials to give a sense of age. I love collecting fossils and shells to place in the garden and producing a collage of different materials.
The center sculpture is of my daughters and I by Gerda Rubenstein, the lifesize portraits of my girls in bronze resin are by the wonderful local Lewes sculptor, Pippa Burley.
The clock, a recent purchase that I couldn’t resist, is from local antique shop No.1 Lewes
There is nothing I enjoy more than spending a summer afternoon in my tranquil corner.
All my photos were taken using my new favourite toy instagram! Come and find me @jessicazoobart and do let me know if you you are also on IG so I can follow you!