The style here at The Old Farmhouse creates an array of cottage garden charm from early January through to December. In the winter months the now established form and structure of winding paths and carefully clipped topiary offer interest even when the winter weather bites. swaying seed heads on carefully selected grasses catch the winter frosts to reflect light and offer structure on those crisp winter mornings and the selection of hellebores and rodedendrums illuminate the garden with colour in the late winter months.
The original garden had been left for several years to sprawl into a wild and overgrown mass of brambles and nettles, as many gardens do. Although one old English rose has been carefully brought back to its former glory, the remaining lawns and gravel driveway left little interest for this family. New beds and borders have since been installed with complimentary herb planting, flowers and evergreen shrubs. fragrant salvias and lavender line the front driveway whilst a mass of roses echo the nostalgic country garden style. The latest addition is the arid border lining the barns which offer low maintenance arid planting and late summer interest, extending the flowering seasons well into October and November.