Spring Garden

Here we have snowdrops and hellebores in the winter and then spurges, lilac, poppies and lilies to carry on into the summer. The framework is of seventy year old sweet smelling syringa. In one corner we try to find plants with either yellow leaves or yellow flowers, and nearbye a gurgle of water splashes in a hollow of dwarf box. A giant box has been pruned into elegant shapes in the Japanese style. An elm still stands sentinel in one corner, the survivor of the dreaded Dutch Elm disease.

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