We continue our look around members’ gardens in 2020 featuring another “Virtual Open Garden” as part of our programme showing a different garden every week. This is because we can’t visit gardens in person due to Coronavirus. A new garden will be posted up on the web-site each Sunday for the following week. To see the gardens featured previously, click on “Archives” and “June 2020″ in the right hand panel and scroll through the earlier gardens. The owners of gardens that have been already been featured are:

  • Carrie & Matt Lyons
  • Colin & Diana Barber
  • Glenys McDonald

Future Gardens will include those of: Alison & David Claridge; Maureen & Keith Mills; Judy & Bill Liddall; Jean Tune; Mike and Carole Marks; Anne & Graham Parsons; Gill & Bill Long; Geraldine Vivian.

Any if you would like to feature your garden please contact Michael Marks by e-mail: michael.marks7@btinternet.com

To see the garden photos in the best format click on the first picture below, which will open up the picture in full screen and then click through the photos using arrows to the right (sequence forward) and left (sequence back) of the screen.

Lillian Taylor Garden is this weeks featured garden and Lillian describes her garden as follows:

I have a medium-size garden, which seems to grow larger every year, is now half way through yet another five-year plan, having endured more such plans than the Soviet Union, in an attempt to simplify general maintenance and provide interest all year round.  To this end my aim is to simplify the planting using robust plants that do well in comparatively poor soil, can cope with little rainfall and can endure exposed windy conditions.   To quote Fred Loads, “the answer really does lie in the soil” and in this garden mulching is key whenever possible, given the sometimes difficult conditions in winter and early spring. I use fewer varieties of plants, but in greater quantities, while resisting temptation to be over ambitious or beguiled by more exotic or tender varieties needing greater care and attention.  And all this without being boring …

Needless to say there is still a lot of work in progress – but that’s gardening for you and we all need a plan to aim for!