gravel garden update

A year ago we started a gravel garden inspired by Derek Jarman’s at Dungeness, and the grasses in particular are going great guns.



You may have noticed in the background some bits and bobs laying up against the garage wall, allow me to bring them to the fore.


Now we all like beachcombing, the buoys I love, the small buoys and bobbin items can be turned into garden mobiles, the driftwood makes great posts for garden climbers and indeed quite of lot of the ephemera will look great placed on the gravel. But, unfortunately the plastic octopus with red and yellow legs came from a charity shop, not the beach- courtesy of him indoors – not sure where it will end up. It will need serious thought !

The weather was really spring like last week and the bulbs were forcing their way up, driving around the coast it felt like we had turned a corner. The hedges were all trimmed, the tractors were out in the fields, daffodils were being picked and there was a real warmth in the air. But we’ve had a set back with gale force winds and freezing temperatures this week – it feels like we were shown a little taster but someone is saying ‘you’ll have to wait’.


the view of the farmers at work from the chalet



About Ruth

I am an actor and theatre maker, I moved down to the SW of England 20 years ago with my partner and son. Ten years ago we bought a chalet on the Rame Peninsula and are fully embracing life of the cliff.
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1 Response to gravel garden update

  1. Jody says:

    Love your beach treasure collection! I’ll be waiting to see what comes next!

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