Nancy and Ray's Garden

    Nancy and Ray's Garden

Although Nancy loves unusual plants, she values most highly harmony of colour and contrast of height and shape. She is a painter and often uses the plants she grows as subjects for her artwork.
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irises The essence of an English garden alliums
Nancy loves painting these iris germanica The quintessential English Garden When these tall alliums flower in June Nancy gets out her paint palette. Later she uses their seed heads for winter floral arrangements
A patio corner that catches the evening sun The path meanders past flower beds and shapes the lawn Shirley poppies draw the eye down to give variety of outline
This arbour, on the site of an old shed, catches the evening sun The path meanders past flower beds and shapes the lawn which Ray keeps tended These shirley poppies contrast well with the taller plants around them
Tall poppies shouting their colours lawn  summerhouse
These brazen oriental poppies shout for attention but still manage to blend into the peaceful garden effect The lawn blends the colourful flower beds into a peaceful whole. This summer house acts as a store in winter and a shady spot on a hot summer's day
Looking west from the patioThe awning is there to protect from the sun but, this being England our Neighbourhood Watch could not have held their outdoor party celebrating the queen's golden jubilee if it hadn't sheltered us from the rain.Looking west from the patio
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