I flew to Glasgow last year with my burner friend, Natalie. After I visited family for a week in Scotland I took the train to Oswaldtwistle in northern England to visit with her family.
They have a fairly narrow backyard going out from the house. Typical backyards have just grass with flowers along the edge. Instead this one has made effective use of the space with varied shapes.
I should fix the horizon on this photo.
The frog is by ferns and variegated hosta. I had hostas in my yard but the deer ate them all. They prefer the shade.
A closeup of the pond’s frog. I have a toad statue that’s about the size of this frog. In Ottawa I kept it in my small garden with the roses and called it my Rose Toad.
There is a hidden sitting area.
Then there are raised beds for the vegetables.
Three types of hosta contained in pots/planters. Possibly a grape ivy amongst them.
not a bleeding heart
back of the house
Ask Joan how they keep the baskets watered. There is a water collection bucket to the left of the sundeck.