These pictures are from the country garden of Margaret and John Hepburn.
This garden looks out over paddocks and hills. A seat attached to a rustic cartwheel overlooks the vista. The red flowers are London's Pride, a form of heuchera.
Tucked in next to the seat we find this. A souvenir from a really good party perhaps?
Flowers in the birdbath are a really nice touch. I'll be stealing this idea, as soon as I get a birdbath!
Normally I'm a flowers, flowers, flowers kind of girl, but I really like the different textures happening here. I've been seeing ornamental grasses a lot in the magazines I read, and now here. They do look really lovely blowing in the wind. I also love the pencil conifers.
A happy planting combination that caught my eye. Violas really brighten up any situation don't they?
I initially thought this was erigeron (Mexican daisy) which is considered a weed in NZ so you can't buy it from garden centres. But it's actually an abundant saxifrage. It looks just lovely spilling over the low terrace wall.
And of course I had to photograph the vege plot. I like the tapestry effect achieved here by planting in rows. The nice wooden edge would be useful to balance your harvest basket on.