|I even spotted a damsel fly near this pool|
Now, Orkney is often considered to be "treeless", which is not so, but given the low lying land and the wind and salt spray most gardeners find the conditions challenging at the best of times, as of course do the plants! But gardeners are an optimistic lot and here are some photos of some beautiful creations by those who didn't give up!
Firstly we start in Stromness, set back from the sea but still suffering from the gales that blast the landscape 9 months of the year! David Walker started his garden in 1/2 an acre of a pony paddock. I'm guessing the pony got rehomed! He did all the stonework himself. The garden is also on a slope so not the easiest piece of land to turn into a garden.
|I love the detail|
|I love this! I want one!|
|And this one too!|
|Borders and flowering hedges too|
|And not a weed in sight!|
|I love how the plants colonise the wall|
|And in the woodland area some toadstools for the fairies!|
|There were lots of "rooms" within the garden|
|I want the summer house!|
And through the trees is Graemsay!
In the next post I'll take you through to Finstown to look at another couple of lovely gardens!