So we made it to Portland – finally. There were some stop offs on the way and immigration to deal with but we arrived late last week and started to settle in. Because there was so much to do in the house it took me a while to really explore the garden. It’s quite big – I’m not sure how big exactly but it wraps around the whole house so there are many different options for creating ‘types’ of gardens. The photo above is of the part of the back garden that has been made into a rose garden with (currently broken) fountain and many, many over-grown box bushes.
There are lots of pathways in the garden with wrought-iron gates hung from red brick walls. All very English actually. I feel right at home.
Some of the paths are being ‘reclaimed’ by nature. Well, that’s what happens in an untended garden.
The boys have a big lawn to play on, which is new for them. It’s a bit yellow because no-one has watered it for a while but I’m sure it can be fixed.
The view from house generally looks like this because all of the bushes that used to surround the house in a short, little, bordering kind of way are now behemoth monsters.
Hmmm… much work to be done. The few neighbours that we’ve met have been very friendly but every single one of them have said, “Well, I hope you like gardening!”
Fortunately, I do.