1 Elm Cottage at Windmill Hill
Doesn’t 1 Elm Cottage at Windmill Hill just seem like the perfect place to live? It does to me! It just rolls off the tongue,”I live at 1 Elm Cottage at Windmill Hill!” This is our last garden for the day and compared to our previous stops Windmill Hill is a metropolis! What a delight the gardens have been on the Herstmonceux Trail! They have all been very different and 1 Elm Cottage is no exception!
The garden was chosen because this gardener has physical handicaps and she wanted to show what can be done with a little space and ingenuity! She says her long-handled fork is her best friend! What a delight she was, as she welcomed everyone to her lovely garden!
The garden is set at the front of a long row of connected cottages on a very, very busy street. Her cottage sets back from the others, but is still a connected cottage and I wondered if at one time this might have been a business with a parking lot. It was unusual too, because I don’t remember seeing a garden in the front of the cottage. Most of the gardens are in the back. She said the front space was a wasteland when she took it over. It now is a stunning garden packed full of edible and flowering plants and a critter or two that I really liked! So let’s get a move on and tour this garden!
There really is a windmill at Windmill Hill!
She collects rainwater to recycle……
And has water for these little guys….. even though they don’t ever move!
This garden seems larger than it is because it’s layered with plantings and seating areas in different heights.
I LOVED these fellas, they don’t move either, but you had to look close to see that!
This tiny garden had three sitting areas!
And a greenhouse!
A lovely garden girl……..
And lots of watering cans!
I hope you enjoyed this garden as much as we did! Tomorrow, it’s Sissinghurst, AGAIN this year!!!! It is one of my favorite gardens! See You There!
5 Responses to “1 Elm Cottage at Windmill Hill”
What a lovely garden. Very English! I loved the frogs and the snake,
The snakes were my favorites!
I was hooked at the windmill!
What a beautiful space … obviously well-loved and cared for!! My gardening skills are rather non-existent, so a space like this would be completely overwhelming … small or otherwise.
What caught my eye the most, was in the 2nd garden photo (or 4th photo from the top). On the far left side are a line of giant white bell-shaped flowers. Wow! I don’t know what they are and I can’t say I’ve ever seen anything like it.
Is it just a trick of the camera that they appear to be so large?
Joanne, those white flowers are foxgloves. That photo is untouched. I am nearly 70 and use a point and shoot camera that never uses, but one setting! Ha Ha! Two years ago I learned how to put my logo across the bottom of the photos and thought I was really spiffy then!
I like the *Auto* mode on my camera and I have little incentive to venture beyond it 🙂
Thanks for the info on the foxglove. I just looked it up and it might be something I can actually grow.