The garden was full of interest, both in terms of layout and content, but was a little neglected (by my exacting standards, at least!). With a little bit of work it could be absolutely stunning. Unfortunately, many of the flowerbeds were full of weeds, but even weeds can be the subject of some interesting photos. What about these Dandelions?
Even this Thistle looks attractive. If you had sowed it deliberately, you'd probably say it was a lovely flower rather than a weed.
But, weeds aside, there were plenty of very nice flowers in the garden too. I know the names of most of these, but not all of them:
And this is the "Unknown" section...
There was a whole hedge of this stuff - silvery-grey glaucous leaves and some really beautiful flowers, rather reminiscent of Passion Flowers...
This shrub was everywhere, growing big and tall (several metres in height). I nicknamed it the Strawberry Tree.
There was a lot of this too - A large shrub about two metres tall. The flowers look a bit like Sweet Peas, but the leaves were more like Hebe.
If you recognise any of these, can you please let me know?
For me the garden was missing one important element - edible plants! There were one or two Rosemary bushes and an orange tree with tiny (bitter!) fruits - was it a Calamondin?? - but that was about it. A herb garden is definitely required...