The current owner planted 5,000 daffodil bulbs every year for ten years. This provides the basis of the Spring display and has been supplemented by miniature daffodils and primulas. They have been provided by Susie Ind of Pimlico Plants and are discarded from her award winning window boxes in London.
The box hedging has been propagated from an initial 100 plants. Fruit trees have been gifts from friends and family. Around their trunks the Olympic Circle flower beds were created in 2006 to hide spent bulb foliage.
The dry stone wall around the cottage was built using stone from the Forest of Dean in 1988. At the base of this wall you will see moisture that comes from a natural spring. Originally, this probably accounted for the location of the cottage.
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